Chronic Pain

Inspiring stories about people persevering despite living in invisible pain.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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How Fibromyalgia Helped This Mama Bear Protect Her Son

Being diagnosed her own invisible condition helped Lindsday Turpen better advocate for her son, Riley, while also making her better at advocating for herself.
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Catching Big Air at the Olympics

After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis three weeks before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, snowboarder Spencer O’Brien is ready for her Olympic do-over.
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This Cosplay Photographer Uses Superheroes To Fight His 10-Year Headache

A cerebral spinal fluid leak led to a headache that never goes away. Imagining alternate universes through cosplay photography brings Shaun Simpson pleasure despite the pain.
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How Being A Patient Taught Me To Be A Better Mom

Spending 18 months in doctor's offices may not have gotten me a diagnosis, but it has taught me patience with my kids and myself.
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Fitness, Pain, and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Despite her diagnosis, Keefa Hawkins pushes her body to the limits through Crossfit: part of a quest to show that physical fitness is for everyone.