10 Self-Care Tips for Chronically Ill Moms

I recently asked for help. Help from other chronically ill moms on how to handle this whole sick parenting thing. How can I take...

Jeff Sessions: Chronic pain sufferers should ‘take an aspirin and tough...

Jeff Sessions doesn’t give a shit about the opioid epidemic. During an address at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tampa, Florida this week, Attorney General Jeff...

Pet Deaths And Cancer Linked To ‘Over Vaccinating’ Study Finds

Over vaccinating pets like cats and dogs can result in a wide range of diseases and disorders including autism and cancer according to a...

When a Doctor Forced Me to Taper Off Pain Medication

I was with my pain doctor on the same medication for 20 years when the medications that control my chronic pain were stopped without my consent. On...

16 Everyday Tasks, and What They Feel Like for a Person...

When you have a chronic pain condition, it can often impose certain limitations on your abilities. But as those living with pain day in...

Living with sickle cell disease: one person’s story of pain and...

Whenever we hold an in-person Board meeting at CIRM we like to bring along a patient or patient advocate to address the Board. Hearing...

When You Live in a Constant State of Pain

Chronic pain is the most complex and difficult feeling to describe. It is my constant feeling. It is the same as asking someone to...

15 Things Healthcare Providers Should Know About Treating CRPS

As a patient with chronic regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), I am lucky to have a pain management physician I have been partnered...

Moving Forward From the Grief That Accompanies Chronic Illness

After being diagnosed with a rare chronic pain disorder known as complex regional pain syndrome over 22 years ago, I struggled for years to...

When an ER Nurse Blamed My Weight for My Chronic Pain

I suppose I got too comfortable and maybe that compounded the problem. Not physically comfortable, because that hasn’t happened in recent memory, but more...
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