Going Against Doctor’s Orders & Talking About Chronic Pain

I have received a lot of bad advice over the years. Believe me. I don’t think I could sum it all up if I tried. The one I’m going to address today easily falls in the top ten worst pieces of advice I’ve ever been given: Don’t talk about your pain. I’ve heard this from... Continue Reading →

What I Wish Doctors Understood about Chronic Pain & Anger

Dear Doctors, I'm chronically ill. Sometimes, I'm very angry about it. This can cause misunderstandings with medical professionals. Med school will give you an incredible amount of knowledge. It'll teach you the in's and out's of the human body. It'll make you qualified to diagnose and treat diseases. All good things. But it can't teach... Continue Reading →

Three Subtle Signs of Emotional Abuse

Note: This is only based on my personal experience and is in no way professional or medical advice. I hope it encourages you and lets you know that, at least, you're not alone. You don’t start out questioning your own sanity. After all, it doesn’t start with verbal blows. Not at all. It creeps up... Continue Reading →

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