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No, Narcotics Are Not Actually That Great

I mean, yes, for a lot of folks with pain conditions, they are a very useful or even essential component to health and life management. However, that is not the same thing as me, on a bad pain day, mentioning

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Well Managed

It occurs to me that I haven’t written about endometriosis in a while. This is likely because, for the past several months, I’ve had blessedly few days of excruciating pain. This is a good thing. I avoid the foods I

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Happy Halloween: Intermittent Interesting Links

Yes, more. Divergent at Red Pen Reviews (contains spoilers) — “Where Divergent succeeds, it does so on the strength of Beatrice herself, who renames herself Tris at the start of her initiation. She’s been raised to Abnegation, but she doesn’t

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Chronic Pain Conundrum

Pain intense enough to cause nausea. The medication that will help alleviate this level of pain? Comes with a side effect of nausea. And that person, the one who likes to joke, “At least you have the good meds.” Not

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I’m not interested in functioning.

Yesterday, I read My Body is a Cage by Wiley at Disrupting Dinner Parties. (Notes on the link for trans* and body image issues.) The whole thing is great and worth a read. But I’m bringing my thoughts about it

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Restorative Practice, for Menstruation and Other Times I Feel Like Shit

Over the years, a lot of different people have offered me opinions — sometimes asked for, sometimes not — on what type of practice works best during menstruation. I’ve come to a couple of conclusions: Overall, recommendations vary so widely

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Flying with Chronic Pain: Self-Care at Flight Time

You can find the previous installments of this series here and here. Don’t get me wrong: I think booking flights and packing bags with pain needs in mind is a form of self-care. However, they’re forms of self-care where the

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