chronic pain

I Quit My Job Because of Chronic Illness

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When you hear about a person with a chronic illness working or not working or considering quitting a job, these decisions were not made lightly.

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Dating With An Invisible Illness Helped Me Learn To Love My Body

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I was so busy making sure that I had a handle on my pain that I didn’t have any extra energy to even consider dating. Pain has a way of narrowing one’s focus, and I was focused on how to handle and decrease my pain — not dating, not even looking.

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Self-Care Sunday: Using Cannabis To Treat Aches & Pains

I haven’t always been as big a proponent of marijuana as I am these days.

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On Love And Pain 

I know that there’s no quick fix for Frank, no way to save him from his suffering.

On loving a partner who's in chronic pain.

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She's A Diva: Finding Sexiness In My Chronically Ill Body

"I have a hard time being in my skin when my body feels like it’s on fire."

When I think sexy, the first thing that comes to mind is acting with abandon and being lost in the trance of feeling and response. My body might want that rapture, but it has to crawl through its own junkyard to get there.

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She's A Diva: Finding Sexiness In My Chronically Ill Body

"I have a hard time being in my skin when my body feels like it’s on fire."

When I think sexy, the first thing that comes to mind is acting with abandon and being lost in the trance of feeling and response. My body might want that rapture, but it has to crawl through its own junkyard to get there.

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Why I Never, Ever Want A Roommate Again

I’ve found that adulting is all the more important when you’re in a shared living situation. Image: Thinkstock.

I’ve never had any serious issues with past roommates, whether they’ve been friends, family, or someone I found on Craigslist or something. I consider myself really lucky in that way; I know there are horror stories out there. But, having lived with my mom for almost a year now, I’ve realized just how much of a burden it can really be.

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7 Myths That Contribute To The Stigma Around Addiction

Poppies might be "natural," but last time I checked, opium's not great for you... Image: Thinkstock.

How can we combat stigma? One way is to debunk the myths about addiction that currently saturate the public conversation. By breaking down these oppressive narratives, we can create an environment where people aren’t afraid to ask for the help they need to get well from the disease of addiction.

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How Does She Do It? Parenting With A Disability

“How do you do it?” is a silly question. We’re all bumping along the best we can with what we’re given.

I had to walk my daughter in the torrential downpour to school six blocks away with a positive attitude, although the last thing I felt was positive. We have to walk because I don’t drive.

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The Reality Of Chronic Pain Is Different From The Movies

We are all one bad fall, one car accident, one bodily breakdown from living within a place that is largely unimaginable to those who aren't there.

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