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Pain and Habits

“One pill makes you larger

And one pill makes you small.”

From Grace Slick’s song “White Rabbit”


He was new to the practice.  Handsome; average build; a young man in his mid-twenties.  801 more words

To The newly diagnosed Chronically Ill

Dear Newly Diagnosed:

I know it’s scary right now. I’ve been there. I don’t know the specifics of your situation, nor do you know those of mine. 957 more words

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

No News is No News

Hi everyone. It has been a long time since I’ve typed and anyone has read. And I have no real good news. As a friend of mine once said “No news is good news? 493 more words

Side Effects

The Dark Side of Pain: Serious Challenges We ALL Face

The Dark Side of Pain: Serious Challenges We ALL Face | Intractable Pain Journal

Life with chronic or intractable pain can be extremely challenging. There are so many variables that are simply not a factor for people with other illnesses.

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Chronic Pain


I learned the most miraculous thing this week, that I am actually not *just* fat and out of shape!

I was recently diagnosed with something called POTS, which stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (A mouthful, I KNOW). 1,004 more words

Step One: Acceptance.

My name is Alli and I have chronic pain. Sounds like some kind of hoax-y support group, right? At some point that’s just how I started introducing myself. 203 more words


Orthopedic Nightmare

As far as orthopedic horror stories go, mine is pretty tame.  I’ve interned in ortho so I know how bad it can get, fractures not healing, infections necessitating amputation, multiple failed surgeries, etc.   1,849 more words

Chronic Pain