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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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I haven't seen my friends in 6 months due to COVID...but that's my normal. chronic illness chronic pain covid disabled life friendship mental health neurosurgery pain awareness month pandemic rare disease Sep 01, 2020

I was reflecting last night on how I have not seen any friends in person over the past 6 months due to COVID. I chuckled a bit at this thought because, truth be told, quarantine life isn’t much different than my PreCOVID life. Only now, my absence on social outings is just seen as more...

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What’s a pain psychologist? Dr. Melissa Geraghty can explain. chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain longcovid psychologist rare disease Jan 22, 2019

Chronic-Inspire

What’s a pain psychologist? Dr. Melissa Geraghty can explain

By Radha_Inspire

Dr. Melissa Geraghty is a licensed clinical health psychologist with expertise in pain psychotherapy. She has a deeply personal interest in her work with patients as someone with multiple chronic...

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When you have chronic pain, and then you become sick. chronic illness chronic pain Jan 02, 2018

A few days ago I was diagnosed with C. diff. I never really heard much about C. diff outside of acquiring it in a hospital setting or people of advanced age contracting it. Oh, was I wrong. “Clostridium difficile (klos-TRID-e-um dif-uh-SEEL), often called C. difficile or C. diff,...

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Dr. G is Featured in the INvisible Project: Migraine Addition (1st Edition). acceptance & commitment therapy chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain psychologist May 01, 2017

 

1st Migraine Edition

Dr. Melissa Geraghty

Channeling her experience, she helps others.


When Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D. was a sophomore in high school, she had her wisdom teeth removed. What should have been a simple procedure led to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and, eventually,...

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“Medical history and current medications” documents chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain rare disease Apr 01, 2017

 “Medical history and current medications” documents

By Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D.

Create your own and take charge of your health care.

In my personal and clinical experience, when a person has chronic pain, they eventually must see yet another new specialist. Other than the...

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Commitment and Chronic Pain: A Potent Combination acceptance & commitment therapy chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain rare disease Feb 01, 2016

Commitment and Chronic Pain: A Potent Combination

Power of Pain (iPain) Resource Magazine 2016.
Written By: Dr. Melissa E. A. Geraghty, Psy.D.

Commitment. This word is often thrown about haphazardly. People can feel defensive about it.

Of course I am committed to improving my health! Can’t...

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Living with Chronic Pain chronic illness chronic pain psychologist rare disease Dec 03, 2015

Living with Chronic Pain

By Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D.

Chronic pain is defined as pain that does not dissipate within 3 to 6 months after an injury. It can be unrelenting and very disabling, both physically and psychologically. Chronic pain can further by complicated by acute pain...

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The Biopsychosocialspiritual Impact of Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness, and Physical Disabilities in Adolescence chronic illness chronic pain psychologist rare disease Sep 08, 2015

The Biopsychosocialspiritual Impact of Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness, and Physical Disabilities in Adolescence

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The one thing people with chronic pain think but cannot say out loud. chronic illness chronic pain Jan 01, 2015

The one thing people with chronic pain think but cannot say out loud.

January 2015, Published in iPain

You have cancer? The world supports you. You are automatically a warrior from day one of your diagnosis. You may get rides to doctor’s appointments, cards and calls and texts, even meals...

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