The anxiety of being well

Have you heard the parable of the boiling frog? It’s one of those metaphors that everyone seems to know, but don’t know where they know it from. The parable goes that if you drop a frog into boiling water it will just jump out, but if you drop a frog in cold water and heatContinue reading “The anxiety of being well”

The sticky issue of lubrication

Inspiration for this post comes from two sources: 1) a conversation with a friend who admitted that, despite being a nurse and thus educated about the variability of the human body, was too embarrassed to talk to her long term boyfriend about using lubricant. She was experiencing a little vaginal dryness, but rather than talkContinue reading “The sticky issue of lubrication”

Breaking the stigma of women’s pain

I have a tendency to forget that, by certain standards, I’ve been through quite a lot (1). From the emotional baggage of a toxic relationship that encompassed most of my adult life to date and severely impacted my view of myself, to the relentless struggle of living with multiple chronic pain disorders. That’s one ofContinue reading “Breaking the stigma of women’s pain”

Timeline of a chronic pain diagnosis

How a UTI turned into a decade of chronic pain My ex had a lot of flaws, but one of the things I will always owe him for was his ability to serve as my memory. During the course of my journey to discover the source of my pain, I was put on a wideContinue reading “Timeline of a chronic pain diagnosis”

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