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[Podcast] To the patient who wants to die: A psychologist’s perspective chronic illness chronic pain mental health suicide Jul 06, 2021

It was an honor to be on the KevinMD.com podcast. We discussed my article, “To the patient who wants to die: A psychologist’s perspective.”

https://youtu.be/pTNLmebDPLY

 

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain acceptance & commitment therapy act chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain mental health migraine Jun 15, 2021

Check out my talk on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain (with a focus on Migraine Disease)!

Therapy can be vital for navigating life with Chronic Illness.

A big thanks to the Association of Migraine Disorders for supporting people with complex neurological diseases.

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The Keyboard Warriors will never Stop—but we can stop Reacting. chronic illness chronic pain disabled life mental health rare disease May 19, 2021

“When I write, I speak from the heart. I do not pretend to speak for all pain patients or make generalizations. I speak to my experiences and what I have learned from my patients—yet the keyboard warriors go to war.”

Read the full article here.

Published by: Elephant Journal.

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To the patient who wants to die: a psychologist’s perspective chronic illness chronic pain disabled life mental health rare disease suicide Apr 26, 2021

Please click the link below to access the article.

(Note: This piece is in no, way, shape or form supposed to be representative of the vast scope of chronic pain patients. It’s just a short personal view on a few experiences I have recently had with some of my patients who do have...

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: My Body Is Trying To Kill Me anaphylaxis chronic illness chronic pain epi pen mast cell disease naughty mast cells rare disease warrior yet another new normal Feb 23, 2021

I thought my time away from social media would be focused on adjusting to not having my infusions due to insurance issues (still an ongoing battle but I’m not dropping it!), but my body had other ideas.

After experiencing anaphylaxis for the first time as well as a bunch of other...

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I Got COVID 9 Months Ago and Still Have Symptoms chronic illness chronic pain covid disabled life neurosurgery rare disease Dec 16, 2020

If you haven’t read my Newsweek article yet, please read and share! I am hoping to spread awareness on Long-Haul COVID.

https://www.newsweek.com/this-what-its-like-covid-long-hauler-1551431

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Today marks the one year anniversary of my neurosurgery. chronic illness chronic pain disabled life neurosurgery rare disease Oct 07, 2020

Originally I had planned to publish a compilation of my experiences with tethered cord syndrome, rare disease diagnosis, neurosurgery, and CSF leak, in time for my one year anniversary. My body and mind are currently not up for this seemingly monumental task, so I will be brief.

I have mixed...

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Check your ableism. I’m not bragging. chronic illness chronic pain disabled life rare disease Sep 17, 2020

Written in 2017. Edited in 2020.

Each day I see more and more ableist attitudes. Maybe it’s because I didn’t have a word to describe this before, or maybe it’s because I have experienced so much ableist trauma that parts of my brain had to block it out. More likely it’s a...

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My body is an a$$hole. chronic illness chronic pain disabled life rare disease Sep 09, 2020

Posted on: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Written on: Friday, July 24, 2020

My body is an asshole.

You read that correctly. Today is not a day where I am thankful for what my body can still do nor am I reminding myself that this pain flare too shall pass. Today is not a day where I’m using...

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