Central Sensitization, Creative Writing, My Story, Pain Science

“Why are you writing about overcoming pain, when you’re still in pain?”

A frustrated family member asked me this question once, and it really stuck with me. As much as I believe in my own reasons for writing, it kind of freaked me out. What if other people are wondering the same thing? How can I have an entire series of posts about how my life was… Continue reading “Why are you writing about overcoming pain, when you’re still in pain?”

Creative Writing

To Be Professional, or Authentic?

So, you may have noticed that I haven't written very much recently. Since I started my blog, my policy was generally only to write if things were going well-- or at least, to only highlight the positive. The Internet is tricky. We're all still figuring out-- and as we figure it out, it's constantly changing.… Continue reading To Be Professional, or Authentic?

Chronic Pain, Interesting Articles

New York Times: The Long Search for Fibromyalgia Support

New York Times: The Long Search for Fibromyalgia Support Just found this really great NYT article from 2009.  It tells the story of Judy Robinson, who developed fibromyalgia after having abdominal surgery.  It took her four years of searching for answers and being made to feel as though she was crazy before she found a… Continue reading New York Times: The Long Search for Fibromyalgia Support

Chronic Pain, Favorites, Interesting Articles

interesting article from Tufts University

"From most doctors she gets a rapid-fire diagnosis and a briskly offered treatment plan. In one city after another, the process is the same: it’s as though she needs brain surgery but is being handed an aspirin." I absolutely loved this article.  It is one of the most moving things I've read on the subject… Continue reading interesting article from Tufts University