Thursday, September 11, 2014

Personal Announcement

Much time has passed since my last update. The exercise project has undergone changes, events have happened, and I have decided that it would be best to make a personal announcement to give any readers and passerbys a little bit of information. I am currently in the process of working on the general exercise plan for individuals with chronic pain. But I know there has not been much communication lately, and I wanted to amend this.

Some of you know me personally, some know me as the individual who runs this site, and some might not really think 'who is this' at all when they pass through. That is okay--all I want is to make a useful site that helps people get through difficulties and strife. I am not really meant to be anything other than a face for the message. Regardless of myself, I really hope that eventually this site becomes a handy source for those suffering and those helping.

But today's post is about me.

My father, a wonderful, kind, and generous man, recently had a terrible accident and passed. His death was unexpected and has been incredibly difficult for his family and loved ones. My Papi guided our family in how to love, how to help others, and how to be the best we could be. The loss has been heavy.

While I am trying to reassess how to move forward in my life from this and how to properly honor his memory, it is difficult for me to properly maintain my work in the chronic pain and endometriosis communities. Messages have gone untended and questions unanswered. I am sorry. I do not plan to abandon what I have started and I have every intention of resuming the exercise project as soon as I possibly can. I love that so many are interested and feel they would benefit from this idea. It makes me so happy.

So please, forgive this inactivity and unresponsiveness. I am very sorry for those who have gone ignored or are worried about the status of the project. I will do my best to answer questions while I am healing, but please (for general items) just keep a weather eye for updates. When I am ready to resume work on it, I will make a post and will keep people updated. I will need all the help that has been offered.

Thank you so much for your interest in both me and the work I am trying to do. For those who do not know, before I became so ill, I wanted to go to medical school and become a diagnostic specialist. My father enthusiastically encouraged this. I love science, medicine, and people. I wanted to help them heal. While my doctorate is physically impossible currently, I still get to use my knowledge and talents to help people deal with pain, and it feels incredibly rewarding. Thank you for caring about what I have to say and giving my ideas a try.

--Ash the Bedhead


  1. No worries, Ash. Your life comes first. I'm proud of you. :)

  2. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Remember: no-one is paying you to write this blog so you don't owe us anything when you're not up to writing it. I have to remind myself of this with my own blog. Chronic pain flares are enough to keep one from writing posts, let alone such a loss in the family.

  3. sending love to your family sorry for your loss I am very intersted in the exercise project and will keep my eyes open for updates again so sorry for you rloss


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About The BedRiddenHead

I want to be happy. And this site is about that chance. How to strive to thrive in the body I've got and maybe turn my experiences into something worthwhile.

This site aims to help educate and reach out to people all over that struggle with pain or illness. To try and make something helpful. I work as a medical research writer, my background is in neuropsychology and biology, and I want to share what I learn in a way that is easy to understand. I am not a doctor. I'm definitely not your doctor. I am just some lady who wants to make someone's (anyone's) life a little bit better. Whether you have endometriosis, a chronic injury, a struggling friend, or just want to learn something new, I hope to make a place that has what you are looking for.

Thank you for stopping by, I wish you strength in your health and happiness.