Chronic Pain

Inspiring stories about people persevering despite living in invisible pain.

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What Disneyland Taught Me About Disability Imposter Syndrome

A visit to the Magic Kingdom made me realize that, yes, I'm really disabled... even if I don't want to be.
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It's Amazing How Validated I Feel When TV Gets Chronic Illness Right

A recent GLOW episode finally showed me what a respectful media portrayal of migraines looks like, and I felt seen.
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Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Action movie star John Wells has the spinal curvature of an 80 year woman. Through fitness, he stays ahead of scoliosis.

What Migraines Taught Me About Being An Honest Parent

At first, afraid to scare him with my pain, I tried to hide my migraines from my son. But soon, my good intentions began to feel more like good ol' fashioned lies.
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How To Have An Awesome Sex Life When You're Ill Or Disabled

Kirsten Schultz, who has arthritis, wants safe, satisfying intimacy to be attainable by everyone.
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How Chronic Pain Made Me Stop Worrying And Love CBD

After an MS diagnosis, a quest for nerve pain relief led me to reassess my '80s anti-marijuana programming.

Migraines Are No Laughing Matter

Hollywood has conditioned us to view having a headache as a lame excuse. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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A Lifelong Runner, Sidelined By Disability

Running has been the ribbon of continuity that has run through my life. Now it's been severed by disability, perhaps for good. What do I do now?