snapshots of chronic pain

What it’s like when pain never goes away

Some people are under the impression that pain is something that be conquered. That if you just try hard enough you can beat it and live a normal life. So I  thought I’d share a few snapshots from my life with chronic pain. After all, life with chronic pain is absolutely the best, and I […]

to the person with chronic illness who feels invisible

To the person with chronic illness who feels invisible

I know it feels like no one thinks about you and that you’re invisible. I know it feels like no one cares or even notices when your illness forces you to disappear for a while. I know you carry a heavy burden that no one else sees. You carry the burden of other’s expectations and […]

taking opioids for chronic pain isn't addiction

Taking opioids for chronic pain isn’t addiction

Note: If you don’t have a sense of humor proceed at your own risk Dear chronic pain patients, In the last few years it’s come to the attention of the media, politicians, and society that people who take opioids for chronic pain are actually just a bunch of addicted junkies. You addicts whine and cry […]

medical sexism- how doctors ignore women's pain

Medical sexism-how doctors ignore women’s pain

I have long talked about the serious problem of medical sexism and how badly woman are treated by doctors as compared to men. Here’s just a few basic statistics as a refresher about medical sexism: Women are more likely to be given sedatives for their pain, while men are more likely to be given pain medication. […]

7 things people with fibromyalgia are tired of hearing

7 things people with Fibromyalgia are tired of hearing

When you have a chronic illness you tend to hear the same responses over and over again. Some of these responses come from people who have good intentions, some come from people who just don’t think. Either way they are hard to hear repeatedly. I know what you deal with now because I’ve had (insert […]