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Chronic Pain Journal

Toronto, Canada
During the birth of my second child in 2003, my epidural went wrong. Every day after that - wonderful day - my pain changed in severity, degree and symptoms. My symptoms did not present as "Normal" to any specialists - so I was given the loose diagnosis of Chronic Neuropathic Pain. This... Full Bio
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My Absence – Chronic Pain Knocked Me Out by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Hi Everyone, I am so sorry that I have not been online to write, read or maintain my blog. Stress has taken over my body and I have not had the energy to do a ... Read on »
The Silent Warrior – The Secret Life Of A Pain Patient by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Pain patients are silent warriors. Every day we wake up – if we have slept – to fight another day. Each daily task exhausting. Getting up, getting dressed, making fo ... Read on »
Finding My Purpose Through A Decade Of Pain by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain It has been a while since I have written. It seem that this new year has left me at a loss. I guess, I am not sure how to move forward. Does that make sense? For almos ... Read on »
Happy Holidays To My Painies by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I want to wish all my fellow Painies and their extended families a happy,loving, joyous, grateful and warm Holiday Season. Try to pace yourself, ignore the well meanin ... Read on »
Top 10 Ways For Painies To Deal With A Crisis by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Here are 10 ways I managed this crisis – because even though it has been the worst couple of months of my life; my pain constrained me, but didn’t cripple me; which to be ... Read on »
Dealing With Death in Pain by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In September my Mother in Law passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm. She was a lovely woman who unfailingly supported me through all these pain years Continue reading → ... Read on »
Dealing With Death in Pain by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I was lucky to have known her. She taught me compassion, charity, empathy, kindness and love. She was my biggest cheerleader. For us Painies we know what it ... Read on »
Check out my new YouTube chann ... by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Check out my new YouTube channel! http://youtu.be/V9WXA_-MamU Continue reading → Read on »
Creating A Pain Journal – Video by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Hi All, I have started to use YouTube in order to get my message out there. It is easier than typing and thought it might be fun.  Please check out the video – pass along an ... Read on »
Pain Sucks – Set Backs and Obstacles by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Yet again - we Painies are misunderstood. Instead of looking at why - or for that matter meeting with me - I am just getting the brush off again. It is so frustrating. I fee ... Read on »
Gluten Reaction – it isn’t a joke by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Ok, if I ever had any doubts about my Gluten sensitivity I don't now. Whatever weight I had lost - was back - and in a matter of 2 days - I blew up like a balloon. Continue ... Read on »
Gluten Reaction – it isn’t a joke by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Ok, if I ever had any doubts about my Gluten sensitivity I don't now. Whatever weight I had lost - was back - and in a matter of 2 days - I blew up like a balloon. Continue ... Read on »
Sick Of Being Sick – Jeez Louise by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I am sick of blood & urine tests. I am sick of having to ask for them. I am sick of being in bed. I am sick of being tired. I am sick of being sick and tired. I want some fr ... Read on »
Sick Of Being Sick – Jeez Louise by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I am sick of blood & urine tests. I am sick of having to ask for them. I am sick of being in bed. I am sick of being tired. I am sick of being sick and tired. I want some fr ... Read on »
Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain As a continuation on the Gluten Free Series it is important to understand the difference between Celiac Disease and Gluten sensitivity. Continue reading → Read on »
Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain As a continuation on the Gluten Free Series it is important to understand the difference between Celiac Disease and Gluten sensitivity. Continue reading → Read on »
Fifth Estate Show Response by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain The Fifth Estate - Time Bomb episode was a typical representation of pain patients and narcotics by the media. Continue reading → Read on »
Fifth Estate Show Response by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain The Fifth Estate - Time Bomb episode was a typical representation of pain patients and narcotics by the media. Continue reading → Read on »
Canadian Pain Summit by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Rise Up Against Pain - Canadian Pain Summit - April 24th, 2012 - endorse the Pain Strategy - sign Pain Is Real Petition. Continue reading → Read on »
Canadian Pain Summit by Chronic Pain Journal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Rise Up Against Pain - Canadian Pain Summit - April 24th, 2012 - endorse the Pain Strategy - sign Pain Is Real Petition. Continue reading → Read on »