Chronic Pain

Inspiring stories about people persevering despite living in invisible pain.

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The Stigma Of Fun When You're Disabled

Why do so many people assume that just because I'm in too much pain to work, I shouldn't be allowed to do anything else?

Hands As Big As Pillows, And Other Weird Migraine Symptoms

Aphasia, hallucinations, and synesthesia are all proof that there's more to a migraine than just a bad headache.

I'm A Refugee Addicted To Painkillers In Canada

But when you have chronic pain and have to work 12 hours a day in a factory or else people back home starve, what's the alternative?
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How Imaginary Light Soothes My Chronic Pain

I was skeptical that guided imagery could help my rheumatoid arthritis. I'm pleased to say I was wrong.
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How Chronic Illness Helped Me Perfect My Craft

By writing poetry about the migraines that have afflicted me since my twenties, I gained a mastery over my craft I might otherwise never have found.
A beautiful woman in a red dress covers the eyes of a bus driver.
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In Defense Of Oversharing

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