A friend forwarded a link to this BBC 4 Documentary yesterday:
about living with chronic pain
and the value of creativity
If you are affected by chronic pain,
or have a family member or friend
dealing with this crippling symptom of many illnesses,
please make yourself make a cup of tea,
and give yourself half an hour
to listen to this clear,
insightful and beautiful program.
From BBC Website:
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Coronation Street actress Cherylee Houston is a chronic pain sufferer who uses creativity as a distraction from her condition. As pain is a topic rarely discussed publicly, Cherylee sets off on a journey to meet other pain sufferers in order to find out how pain impacts on their creative work. Does pain always have to be a bad thing or can it actually enable creative thought? With contributions from singer songwriter Emily Maguire, writer Jack Thorne, artistic director Elizabeth Newman, performance artist Martin O Brien and pain specialist Professor Anthony Jones.
Produced by Charlotte Riches.