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    How My Chronic Illness Blog Helped My Chronic Pain

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    My journey with chronic illness has spanned over half my life. As a young teen, I received diagnoses for multiple mental health issues, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), major depression and anxiety. To this...
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    My Fight With Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

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    My chronic pain started as a teenager. I’m 53 now. Mostly, I suffer from back pain, rib pain, joint pain, migraines, and facial pain. Ten years ago, my doctor told me my facial pain was...
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    What It’s Like to Have Bipolar Disorder: A Personal Journey

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    Overview Personal Bipolar Disorder stories can help others better understand the daily struggles. Below is just one of many to be told. Please read on and we hope you get a better understanding towards those...
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    Try These 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Chronic Pain

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    You made it through the winter holiday season. Congratulations! We hope Santa filled your stocking with thoughtful gifts, gadgets, gizmos and plenty of holiday cheer. Now it’s time to mentally prepare for a brand...
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    What It’s Really Like Living With an Invisible Illness

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    Many thanks to our guest writer Pamela Jessen for sharing her powerful testimony below on what it's like living with an invisible illness. When you're living with an invisible illness, you can look perfectly fine...
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    Finding That ‘One Thing’ Chronic Pain Sufferers Know to be True

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    Throughout the month of September, chronic pain sufferers can rest easier knowing their stories are being heard. In 2001, the American Chronic Pain Association along with Partners for Understanding Pain and more than 80...
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    MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry’s New Book Sheds Light on Addiction and Mental Illness

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    MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry has triumphed once again, not only on the baseball diamond, but also in life, as showcased in his new book, Don’t Give Up on Me. Darryl Strawberry’s new book, Don’t Give Up...
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    My Story: Life with Two Chronic Illnesses

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    Hello all, my name is Bethany. I am 19 years old, I reside in London and I live with chronic pain. I started Blogging as Young, Sick and Invisible when I was diagnosed with two...
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    Review of Darryl Strawberry’s Book: Don’t Give Up on Me

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    Darryl Strawberry’s new book, Don’t Give Up on Me, takes the reader on a journey through the MLB All-Star’s life, starting with his childhood living with an alcoholic, abusive father. Forced to begin his...
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    Four Ways to Be a Better Caregiver

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    How one husband learned how to be a better caregiver to his wife during her fight against breast cancer. In her fight against breast cancer, my wife, Marsha, was sliced with a scalpel, poked with...
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    Pain Profile: Rob Saffer Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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    Rob Saffer runs two nonprofit organizations and lives in Woodstock, New York. Pain Resource: What do you do for a living? Rob Saffer: I work from home as the executive director of a nonprofit, the Creative...
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    Profile: From Marathon Runner to Pain Patient to Health Coach

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    For most of her life, Angela Gaffney, 41, was an athletic person. She played sports in high school and college, ran 5K races, and completed a marathon on her 25th birthday. She married and...
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    Dogs and Arthritis

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    How one dog with the disease became an Internet sensation   Swims in Lake Superior were Schoep the dog's daily arthritic therapy. After Schoep and his owner, John, were photographed during a session in which Schoep...
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    Pain Profile of John Murphy: Post-Concussion Syndrome

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    From Marathoner to Pain Patient — and Back Again
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    Neckties and Migraines: What You Should Know

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    This Father's Day, please send migraine relief for my wife, in lieu of flowers (or neckties)
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    One woman’s journey to relieve the emotional pain of losing a spouse

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    A partner's death leaves a profound void, but it can be healed By Lisa Davis When I asked Shannon M. Regan what she experienced right after her husband Mike (fondly known as Boomer), passed away, she...
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    Jeanine’s joints

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    By Margaret Jaworski Photo Courtesy of Jeanine Yutani: Jeanine Yutani (far right) with fellow riders Justin Baker and Laurie Miller Three years running, Jeanine Yutani biked from San Francisco to Los Angeles, one of 200 participants...
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    The Emotional Pain of First Responders

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    Our Country's Bravest Face Their Own Emotional Pain in the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings and Texas Explosion By Lisa Davis In the wake of this week's tragic events, the Boston bombings and the Texas fertilizer...
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    Courage by Design

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    A Daughter's Caring Creates A Gem of an Idea By Margaret Jaworski When Stephanie Hansen first learned that her mother, Sue, had breast cancer, she struggled to control her emotions, to stay calm and project strength....
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    A Child’s Chronic Illness Story Inspires a Mother’s Journey of Coping, Caring

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    When a child is chronically ill, the whole family feels the pain, particularly the parents. Regardless of the condition, the stress families suffer is remarkably similar. Here, JoAnne Colucci talks about the love, worry,...
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    A Tribute to the Inspiration Behind Pain Resource

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    Today is the birthday of our founder Kimberly Grady Brock, and that alone makes it a very special day for us here at Pain Resource. However, we are also celebrating what would have been the...
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    Lady Gaga to Undergo Hip Surgery

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    The singer cancels the rest of her Born This Way Ball Tour after chronic pain takes her off the stage One of the bigger news items this week was the cancellation of Lady Gaga's tour...
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    Painful Condition Sidelines Lady Gaga Who Cancels Upcoming Shows

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    After Performing in Montreal on Monday, The Born This Way Singer Decides to Take a Break from the Stage and Recover Even celebrities deal with chronic pain. Severe pain and inflammation of the joints recently...
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    Medical Bankruptcy, a Disturbing Trend

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    How to avoid the pitfalls of excessive medical debt. All it took was one misstep. Jeffrey Grunendike was loading packages onto the truck he drove for a regional delivery service one morning when he stepped...

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