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The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert

Detroit, Michigan
The Body Chronic is a blog for anyone that lives with chronic illness or chronic pain and those who support us. It's a blog for anyone who wants a starting place for answers or even to ask the right questions. You can e-mail me at: thebodychronic@gmail.com. Solitude, laughter, sanity and... Full Bio
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1 in 3 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Recent research indicates that 1 in every 3 American women is affected by a pelvic floor disorder of one type or another. Age is not a factor in this 1 in 3 statistic. ... Read on »
A brief IBS primer by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain When the whole PFD diagnosis hit me like a ton of bricks, I was told by a couple medical professionals that it sounds like I have IBS. I was asked to allow physical ther ... Read on »
A Great New Resource: Cure Together by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I have gotten a good deal of feedback (all positive) about our guest bloggers on TBC. My only repeat-guest-blogger (at this time anyhow), Alexandra Carmichael , has been ... Read on »
A little recognition never hurt by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I was honored to have The Body Chronic mentioned along with these other blogs on BlogHer . Thanks!!! Read on »
A Natural Plumbing Disaster at the Home of The Body Chronic by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This past weekend was supposed to be a celebration. The Mister turned 30 and I threw him a surprise party. He's a good guy who has never had anyone really pay attention to ... Read on »
A new fight to fight...Pelvic Floor Dysfunction by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain So, as I mentioned in my first post, I went to see a urologist that specializes in IC this morning. I went out a little less of an IC patient and a lot more of a pelvic ... Read on »
A new resource--shoutout by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I wanted to give my readers more than just a link to a resource that I found online. FightingFatigue.org is a site that is dedicated to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromya ... Read on »
A Tisket a Tasket by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain ...a muscle lined basket. I had my first appointment at physical therapy today. We didn't do any therapy, just background, etc. I have homework-- ... Read on »
A-to-tha-men--A piece on being validated with chronic illness by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This came from the New York Times Migraine Blog (that I didn't know existed). I'm going to reprint and add my comments in bold. ------- February ... Read on »
About time by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain A new study is going forward in the Netherlands about the effectiveness of regular care from a nurse practitioner in dealing with incontinence issues. I ... Read on »
Allergies Linked to IBS by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain One of the things that I likely have but have never been officially diagnosed with is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). There is now a study out that shows a link ... Read on »
Allergy Testing: Round One by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I am officially allergic to: ragweeds of almost every variety trees of many varieties including birch trees grasses of many varieties incl ... Read on »
Alone No More: An Online Vulvodynia Support Group by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain The lovely owner of Life with Vulvodynia has started an online support group for those of us with vulvodynia. The first "meeting" (chat room) is Thursday, July 17 at 8 p ... Read on »
Another reason I'm glad I started taking Chromium by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This piece shows that chromium is also good for brain function and memory . This is in addition to it being good for insulin levels/glucose levels. Read on »
Another Reason to Hate Insulin Resistance by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Not that this surprises me much as there seems to be a good deal of insulin resistance and Alzheimers in one side of my family, but now there's a link to show t ... Read on »
Are Probiotics Part of the Solution? by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Certain studies say they are. I'm curious to look into this, because I think they might act against the inflammation response. I doubt the mass-marketed ones are any u ... Read on »
Are we the illness or do we have the illness? by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This post on Keep Working Girlfriend (a site about coping with chronic illness) talks about the difference between being the illness and having the illness. Th ... Read on »
Baseball Season is Upon Us by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain And for me and Mr. SG that means many days at Comerica Park in Detroit, watching our beloved Tigers. We're not those fairweather fans that jumped on the bandwagon in ... Read on »
Bear this in mind by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Chomium can be helpful for insulin resistance . I've actually heard this somewhere before, but it's nice to hear a personal perspective . So this weekend my go ... Read on »
Bitter to Swallow--Sweet to Savor by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Researchers have found that an extract from Bitter Melon is good at combating diabetes and insulin resistance . In the current study, Tan and ... Read on »