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When Life Throws You A Curveball - Inside Chronic Pain. 

I am many things. Adventurer, backpacker, fiancée, fitness professional, friend, sister. I am also someone who lives with chronic pain, every day.  Some people in my life know about this, others don’t. 871 more words


Counting Down

My first Remicade infusion was April 20. My second was May 7. I’m taunted by short bouts of relief. I’m aware that it can take three months to begin to enjoy the effects, but when you are in the middle of a flare up, you can’t even see thirty minutes into your future. 432 more words

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Why Do We Yell "Ouch!" When We’re in Pain?

Why do we yell “Ouch!” when we’re in pain?

Researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they have the answer. This vocalization of consternation… 260 more words

Pain Management

Don’t let Arthritis Interfere with Your Sex Life

Arthritis can sink your sex life if you let it.

Pain and lack of functionality can make sex the last thing on your mind. Body changes may make you squeamish about revealing yourself to your lover. 335 more words

Pain Management

Types of Pain

No one enjoys pain.

But it is one of the chief ways the body communicates to us that something is wrong. It also hurts and has a negative psychological impact. 391 more words

Pain Management

Nervous System Basics, Part 2: Excitatory vs Inhibitory

One of the things that’s helped me as a chronic pain sufferer is to learn all I can about the nervous system, as well as the research that is being done to someday develop more chronic pain treatments. 762 more words

Chronic Illness

Getting Out Is Good Medicine

Yesterday was a holiday here in Canada – “Victoria Day” in honour of Queen Victoria’s Birthday.

It has been awhile since Hubby and I have done something relaxing, so we took Kay’s daughter, Hope, and Violet, our dog, with us and drove to a community called Steveston. 322 more words