Category Archives: Chronic Pain

Riding Out the Storm

When it comes to pain, all you can do is wait for the storm to pass and while you wait, you ride it out.  For me, it has been one thing after the other.  Towards the end of December, I … Continue reading

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My Relationship with Pain

Most mornings, I wake up to pain. Sometimes, I don’t always realize it right away but when my feet hit the ground, pain becomes my reality. Every day is generally the same.  My body really hasn’t changed – I mean … Continue reading

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Chronic Illness is as Lonely As It Gets

This article is a repost from July 19, 2010.  I have been blogging about my brother’s illness often but I thought we could use a change. Years of dealing with chronic illness and now advocating for arthritis, I know first … Continue reading

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Anger and Chronic Pain

I often take a look at some of the searches that venture to my blog and this is another one that stands out: anger and chronic pain.  For those of us who suffer from conditions that cause us to be … Continue reading

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The Faces of Chronic Pain

  Yesterday, in the elevator on my way to my office, there were two girls in their early 20s discussing a male employee in their office who lives with chronic pain.  One of the girls made a comment saying that … Continue reading

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Parenting and Chronic Pain

When I check the searches to my site, this one stands out: How Can I be a Good Mother When I Suffer from Chronic Pain? This is a question that I ask myself almost daily but I realize that I … Continue reading

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Arthritis in the Bedroom

Sex as a Taboo Topic When I asked to discuss this topic, I was a bit hesitant because I was not sure how the readers of this blog would respond. Moreover, I generally offer my personal experience when asked to … Continue reading

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