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Oct 30

October 30, 2015

Five Fears of the Chronically Ill

You will never be enough. Whether it’s pain or fatigue, anxiety or depression or even all of the above, it’s sometimes hard to think about anything but that lead weight in your bones, that fire, that ache, that scream that won’t be silenced. You try to balance even just a few relationships, keep a couple of symptoms managed, plates spinning.... Read more

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Sep 3

September 3, 2015

Chronic Illness and Pain- Showing Pain Who’s Boss

I was young when I had my oldest child, Hayden. Labor was the stuff of horror movies to me. I feared the pain of it almost as much as I feared having forgotten to feed him or about him existing altogether. At nine months pregnant, I had nightmares about it on a regular basis, walking past his nursery and remembering—Oh... Read more

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