Maybe my weaknesses aren’t weaknesses. Maybe they are strengths.

When I first started this blog back in 2012, I kept it largely a secret from the people in my life. I wanted to help people struggling with the same things I’d been through, but I was afraid of the consequences of putting so much personal information online. After all, wasn’t putting a long listContinue reading “Maybe my weaknesses aren’t weaknesses. Maybe they are strengths.”

How I developed central sensitization: Part 5

For a few years, I was stuck: caught between all of the doctors I saw, who thought there was something wrong with me psychologically, and the fact that deep inside of me was a calm, inner voice that knew it just wasn’t true. *** Feeling as though I’d run out of other options, I becameContinue reading “How I developed central sensitization: Part 5”

Learning about central sensitization: the power of naming, and the future of pain treatment

Whew. I have really enjoyed writing my more personal posts recently– I love to tell a good story, and to feel as though my past experiences have some meaning.  (And I’ve really appreciated all your kind words, comments, and shares!). But also, wow– some of those posts were very emotional for me.  Right now I’mContinue reading “Learning about central sensitization: the power of naming, and the future of pain treatment”

How I developed central sensitization, Part 4

I began to wonder if something about the compartment syndrome and the leg surgery could have changed something in my chemical makeup, weakening my body and depleting its healing response. After all, pain was supposed to be my body’s way of telling me that I was injured.  Something was broken; something was wrong. Time andContinue reading “How I developed central sensitization, Part 4”

Shedding light on central sensitization

Hi everyone!  Hope you’re all having a great summer. I just wanted to let you know that I recently added a new section to my blog, to focus on central sensitization. When I began this blog in late 2012, I started out writing about the topics of chronic pain and fibromyalgia, terms which most of myContinue reading “Shedding light on central sensitization”