Category Archives: Chronic Pain

The Pain Chronicles

I hate New Year’s resolutions.  I actively resist making them because I make grand plans for myself that never work out.  Do I actually think that I am going to start cleaning my kitchen grout on a regular basis?  Uh, … Continue reading

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Surgery #11 or “For Girlz Only”

Six months ago, I was really unhappy that I had to go through surgery #10 to remove a cyst from my foot.  Believe me, after the surgery I was done, I was really happy and not in an “I just … Continue reading

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Doctor of the Year and Surgery #10

Having some frequent flyer miles racked up in operating rooms over the last twelve years, I was crossing my fingers, legs, and eyes in hopes of turning 40 before I hit surgery number 10. It seems like being in my thirties and … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain: Mama Hurts

Being a person who struggles with chronic pain is sometimes a rough gig. I often feel that if the pain was only physical, I could deal with it.  Unfortunately, pain seeps through my edges of my body and into my … Continue reading

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No Pain, No Brain

About two months ago, my chronic pain reached new heights of terribleness and I spent almost a month trying not to lose my mind.  I’m one of the lucky chronic pain patients who, although something hurts all the time, I … Continue reading

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I’m Normal…?

The more I experience crises, pain, times of stress, super-fun things that happen, the more I’m thankful for my brain’s ability to shut itself down for a while.  Not all the way down, exactly.  I still have the ability to … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain: Ebbs and Flows and Hope

  Over the last three years of having more intense chronic pain than ever before, I have learned that pain comes in waves.  I have good days and bad days.  And then there are really good days and really bad … Continue reading

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