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A Breath of Life

We all need to breathe; we need to take in air, to release toxins, to calm, to invigorate, to speak, to live. Most of us do it all wrong. 1,017 more words

There is no Shame in Pain!

Are you one of the 100 million Americans affected by chronic pain? Living with chronic pain is not “sexy”. Chronic pain sufferers don’t have foundations to bring world-wide attention to our suffering or walks for our cause or celebrity spokespeople.  555 more words

Chronic Pain

well (part one)

The problem with not posting in so long is that I wonder where to begin. I guess I will take a ‘just the facts, ma’am’ approach and cover what is going on, medically speaking and move on from there. 1,044 more words


The Power of Imagination: Helping Kids with Sickle Cell Disease to Cope with Pain

By Sylvia Foley, AJN senior editor

Many people with sickle cell disease suffer from both acute and chronic pain, which can be severe. Although the exact mechanism isn’t known, the pain is believed to result when sickled erythrocytes occlude the vascular beds, causing tissue ischemia. 399 more words

Patient Perspective

Getting Good News

Since mid October it has felt like every doctor’s visit was a dread-filled experience.  I left each feeling despondent and generally depressed.  For the first time, I got good news and I was honestly unsure how to process it. 412 more words

Multiple Sclerosis

I really don’t know what to do about my future, or even if I have one.

Self-pity warning! Things are getting away from me and I hope, by getting this out of my head (and I’ve thought long and hard over whether I should post this, the emotional cost of which has been pretty high, and scary), I can regain some control. 2,356 more words

Breast cancer lesson number 23: Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional

Ok, so this hurts. By this, I mean the fact that I can’t bear touching (or anyone else touching) my upper right arm, the fact that when I laid on a hospital couch with my corset off yesterday, I felt a terrible pulling and the fact that, try as I might to push through the pain, I just can’t sleep on my side (good or bad). 569 more words