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“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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(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 was interviewed by By Radha_Inspire (Digital Editor, Inspire)
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After experiencing anaphylaxis for the first time as well as a bunch of other...
If you haven’t read my Newsweek article yet, please read and share! I am hoping to spread awareness on Long-Haul COVID.
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...
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...
I recorded this video almost a year ago during the 2019 #PainAwarenessMonth.
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...
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...