weddings
I speak quietly to the anthropomorphic blob of pain I'm so happy to have quelled for the moment: "Please please please just behave. At least until next Saturday."
disability
Bumped into something? Tripped? Picked up something heavy, like my ten-pound Shih Tzu? That’ll be three hours on the couch with an ice pack.
health issues
I had been told by several doctors, at this point, that it was likely all in my head. I was a young woman, a high achiever, type A, Ivy-Leaguer, who probably was stressed and my body was shutting down.
chronic illness
The most profound lesson I've learned from three decades of chronic pain? Never settle for less than what you want out of life -- even when it hurts.
health
We need to be talking about the uses and abuses of pain management medication, but in a context that admits that chronic pain is a serious medical issue, and that our current pain management methods are woefully inadequate.