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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.”

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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

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(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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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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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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