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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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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 »
Dr. Oz, You Say? by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Apparently, Dr. Oz, the Oprah-approved physician, has discussed PCOS on the Oprah show recently. (And this on the heels of a major announcement by the National Vulvo ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 2/21/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Sorry about the lack of inspiration yesterday. It was a busy-busy day as Richard Scary might say. And with that in mind, here's today's Daily Inspiration. ... Read on »
Feels Like the First Time by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I finally realized yesterday and today that I've done something I haven't done in quite awhile. Ladies and gentlemen....I've made progress. Progress. P ... 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 »
Daily Inspiration: 2/19/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. -Kahlil Gibran Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 2/18/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. -Eleanor Roosevelt Read on »
Call me a cynic by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain New research out suggests that women who suffer from IBS have different pain responses that make them more vulnerable to intestinal pain. That is ... Read on »
Chronic Career Issues--Who is the Boss? by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain There's a great post over at Keep Working Girlfriend about the pros and cons of the When/Why/Where/Who/What/How/If to tell your boss about your chronic illness . ... 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 »
Daily Inspiration: 2/29/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those. -Mother Theresa Read on »
Partnering Up by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I just found this resource on the web-- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease . It seems like a great hub of resources. Here's a blurb: Chronic ... Read on »
Safer is better by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I love that when I get a prescription or a refill from my primary care doc, he just types it into his computer and it magically shows up at the pharmacy. Brilli ... Read on »
My day in the spotlight by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I'm a guest blogger over at Fighting Fatigue . Here's the link. Read, enjoy, comment. Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 8/25/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe ha ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 3/12/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Pleasure is Nature’s test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment. -Oscar Wilde ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 3/11/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. -Langston Hughes ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 3/10/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams. - E.V. Lucas Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 3/7/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Human potential, though not always apparent, is there waiting to be discovered and invited forth. William W. Purkey Read on »