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Chronic Pain: About Me (Part 2)

A part of me is upset at how long it’s taking for me to untangle the mess that is my life and relationship with drugs and chronic pain. 946 more words

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...Expect Gaps in Posts... Another Step Towards Acceptance...

I didn’t forget about you… I have two drafts saved from my traveling adventures this summer that were not worth revisiting to complete…

Life has been particularly challenging the past two months. 579 more words


No More Zero Days

Like a surfer, I’m riding the waves of my unhinged arthritis, just going with the rhythm. An immune system like this makes you learn to adapt to the rhythm of life. 564 more words


Trying to Make Good Decisions for My Health

This morning I made a good decision for my health, but I am still feeling unsettled and like a failure. 799 more words

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Your Pain is Your Fault: What Women Are Told by Their Doctors

Your Pain is Your Fault: What Women Are Told by Their Doctors – National Pain Report

“There’s nothing wrong with you.” “Your only problem is that you’re fat and lazy.” “You’re too pretty to be sick!” “You brought this on yourself.

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joynpain2 reblogged this on Joynpain2 and commented:

Very interesting results from this survey. Click the top link to read the complete article and the bottom link to see the survey answer percentages.

Death: a fearful thing


I was afraid.

Each time I experienced gastrointestinal changes, I tried not to worry. But I did.

Even when I tried to get this worry down on paper, I failed to finish two consecutive sentences. 629 more words


Pain and Prejudice

In the summer of 1904, a Grenadian embarked on a journey to Chicago to attend dental school. The student, Walter Clement Noel, upon arriving to the United States was plagued with health complications requiring his internist to perform a blood smear, a relatively new technique not frequently used in diagnosis. 1,288 more words