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Pain(t) me Wrong

Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey “It makes me so mad when they blame my pain on my past,” said Sally, manning the advice desk at our local pain clinic . “Why add that to my daily burden?” … Continue reading

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Dark Hour Before Dawn

Having started this blog to journal a path, hopefully, to freedom from pain, I should really fill you in on physical progress – especially now I have solutions. Coping with pain has been swings and roundabouts: swinging up with hope … Continue reading

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Painful Truth

Keep reading that suppressed emotions underlie chronic pain, according to one doctor, narcissistic rage! Looking at most of the people at pain clinics, defeated and gray, and hearing of their difficulties getting through the day when they shuffle on walkers, … Continue reading

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Pain Update

As this started as a blog on wending my way through pain, I should update on what has happened and where I am now. It is encouraging that although I have daily pain, I am way ahead of where I … Continue reading

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Flunking Pain School

I failed my pain clinic class. Pathetic, like flunking kindergarten! Simply put, I couldn't sit through it – physically, not mentally. But I was there long enough to see the other participants, hear their stories, see the despair on their … Continue reading

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Flunking Pain School

I failed my pain clinic class. Pathetic, like flunking kindergarten! Simply put, I couldn't sit through it – physically, not mentally. But I was there long enough to see the other participants, hear their stories, see the despair on their … Continue reading

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Choose to Be

Peeling carrots, with music from our daughter's wedding washing over me. It could be bittersweet because that marriage took her far away. I could wallow in sentiment or, come to that, chop carrots irritably, or against time. I could see … Continue reading

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