Most people that live with pain would like to be able to do more. The problem is that doing more usually means that you’ll hurt more too. Wouldn’t it be nice to do more and hurt less? Of course, it would. The key to doing more and hurting less is being flexible, disciplined,... Read more
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As people who live with chronic pain, we experience negative thoughts and behaviors. Pain has a knack for imposing itself on our body and mind. What should be a little dust devil kicking up a little dirt can turn into a violent tornado that blows up a field of feelings we wouldn’t otherwise experience.
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WE ARE STARVING TO DEATH! WE ARE MISERABLE! WE ARE BEING IGNORED! WE NEED HELP!
There, I have said it. I am not embarrassed -- and the world did not end.
When I got up this morning, I saw a post in my Facebook feed from a lady (maybe the sweetest lady on the planet)... Read more
Please forgive me if I am a little "off" today. I don't usually remember dates; I am actually really bad about that. So, I did not think I would remember this "anniversary." That is pretty foolish of me. Try as I might, I cannot forget that it was one year ago today that I was diagnosed with gastroparesis - and my... Read more
In early February 2014, I spent a week in the hospital and was eventually diagnosed with gastroparesis. I am guessing most people have never heard of this; I know I had not, prior to be diagnosed. My life changed in ways I could not have imagined – overnight. One day, I was able to eat at buffets, if I so desired, and... Read more