People with chronic pain did not cause the opioid epidemic

A great deal of people are uncomfortable with how often I address the “opioid epidemic” and how it hurts people with chronic pain. I think this is because healthy people like to imagine that doctors can fix everything and if something isn’t fixed that it must be the person’s fault. Therefore if someone is in […]

the 4 biggest lies you hear about living with chronic illness

The 4 biggest lies you’ll hear about living with a chronic illness

When you have a chronic illness you are constantly being hit with all this information, and not all of it is accurate. You’ll hear things from doctors, friends and family, and even other people with chronic illness that just aren’t true. Here’s the lies I’ve heard the most. You can cure your illness by taking […]

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 […]

how access to opioids for chronic pain changed my life

How access to opioids changed my life

I’ve shared before how I came to be on opioids for chronic pain. My pain levels had basically gotten so high I was almost bedridden. I couldn’t take care of my kids, I couldn’t work, I couldn’t do anything that required walking or standing of any sort. Luckily for me I had been a patient […]

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. […]