Some of you may know that I suffer from pain which started in my neck about 5 or 6 years now. It then spread to my back and shoulders (and sometimes my hands). I recently changed doctors’ because mine said it was unnecessary to send me for a scan.
Because I reached the point where I crave a full night’s sleep without constantly waking in up pain and having to swirl my head around to unlock my neck, I registered with a new doctor. Also, I worried that continuing the exercises prescribed by the physio could be making it worse, without a scan to tell me what the problem was. I’m now waiting for the appointment to come through. Hopefully, they’ll be able to help when they know what the cause is.
As a writer, I decided to write about my pain after seeing a submission request from Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (who were looking for entries worldwide). My poem “The Pain you don’t See” made it to the final 38.
This is where you can help. I’m lagging behind those with the most votes and would appreciate if you could have a read and throw a vote my way, and maybe share the link if you can.
If I won, this would be my first poetry prize, and it would mean a lot for something good to have come out of the whole experience.
Thank you in advance.