top 10 chronic illness posts of 2017

Top 10 chronic illness posts of 2017

2017 has been another interesting year here on Chronic Mom. Every year I go back and forth on whether to keep blogging. I’ve been doing it since 2011 and I always wonder if I’ve run out of things to say. However, with the recent hysteria about the opioid crisis I’ve been practically gifted a whole new […]

What the pain acceptance movement misses about chronic pain

Anyone who lives with chronic pain is aware of the backlash against opioids for chronic pain and the treatment of pain in general. This backlash has emerged because of the so called “opioid crisis” which puts the blame on people in pain instead of addicts who abuse the system. Some doctors are now taking patients off […]

5 tips for faking chronic illness (because it's just that easy)

5 tips for faking chronic illness

Faking an illness is not nearly as easy as people think, it actually takes a lot of time and preparation. Before you undertake this project, here’s a few tips to keep in mind. 1.Make sure you pick a real illness Don’t pick a fake illness like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, or Lyme Disease. because people will […]

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 […]

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 […]