Stories About

Chronic Pain

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In Defense Of Oversharing

When you live with a chronic condition, getting comfortable with vulnerability may be your greatest strength.

How My Chronic Illness Taught My Four-Year-Old Son Empathy

I never thought anything good could come out of my migraines. Then I had a son, and they became a tool to teach him life's most valuable skill.

How To Create A Chronic Pain Journal (And Why You Should Start One)

To beat your pain, you need to understand your pain. That's why spending just 5 minutes a day writing can be your most effective tool in fighting chronic pain.

My Son Gave Me A Kidney. He Has Been Chronically Ill Ever Since.

I'll probably never know if he got sick because he donated an organ to me, but after years of soul-searching, I'm determined not to let his kidney go to waste.

How Chronic Illness Caused Me To ‘Accidentally’ Get A Tattoo

Fibromyalgia isn't funny, but the reason it inspired me to get my first and only tattoo is.

The Bionic Man Of Coronado Beach

Despite his severe arthritis, extreme athlete David Nonemacher refuses to back down from a challenge.

Agent Lupus in the F.B.I.

As an FBI agent, Shahna Richman was trained to handle everything from bank robbers to serial killers, but it never prepared her for lupus.

Middle School Principal Vs. Pain

Breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, and a little disorder colloquially called "the suicide disease." This former educator turned yogi isn't letting any of them get her down

Moleskines & Memory

After a stroke at 33 left her with amnesia, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee turned to journals to make sense of her present, her future, and her past.

Making Invisible Illness Visible Through Art

Zara Carpenter's SICK! project aims to unite people with unseen conditions, so they never have to feel isolated and alone.

How A 2-Year-Old Taught Me The Greatest Lesson About Chronic Illness

Being chronically ill doesn't define my self-worth, but it took a toddler to teach me the lesson.