Study Alert: Chronic Pain and Relationships

Study Alert: Chronic Pain and Relationships

You have the opportunity to help researchers at the University of New Brunswick conducting a study understand how chronic pain conditions interfere with relationships! This study is designed to help understand how pain/health issues affect people’s views of themselves as eligible, valuable romantic partners, as some of UNB’s ongoing research suggests people beliefs about their …

You Can Help Stop the Reduction of Opiates in 2017

You Can Help Stop the Reduction of Opiates in 2017

In case you haven’t heard, the latest tactic to fight the opioid overdose epidemic – and, concurrently, screw us chronic pain patients over – is here! For next year, 2017, the DEA is going to reduce the supply of Schedule II drugs. Way to go, buttheads. Chronic pain patients aren’t taking this sitting down, though. My …

National Pain Strategy #ISpeakForPain

National Pain Strategy #ISpeakForPain

A few months ago, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a National Pain Strategy. This strategy provides guidance on developing ways to measure pain and its management, improving care surrounding pain, and increasing public awareness of pain in order to destigmatize it. As …

Book Review: How to Live Well with Chronic Pain & Illness by Toni Bernhard

Book Review: How to Live Well with Chronic Pain & Illness by Toni Bernhard

For Christmas, my husband’s amazing aunt got me Toni Bernhard‘s latest book How to Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide. I’ve enjoyed Toni’s previous books as well as her pieces on various websites like Psychology Today. She has been a huge inspiration for me living with chronic illness. This book just …

#ChronicLife Wrap Up

#ChronicLife Wrap Up

A few weeks back, Britt aka the Hurt Blogger had an idea based off a conversation – to live tweet 48 hours of her #chroniclife. Before I get into anything, I want to share a few links – you can check out Britt’s tweets here and tweets from other peeps like myself here. You can …