Category Archives: chronic pain chronicles

Story from the Chronic Pain Chronicles (Vol. 4).

August 16th was the one year anniversary of my eighth surgery. It has made me introspective, but also a little bit sad. Chronic pain is hard to manage, both physically and mentally. I would argue it’s even worse when the … Continue reading

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Story from the Chronic Pain Chronicles (Vol. 3)

I sprained my ankle six or seven days ago. Part of the reason I didn’t seek out a doctor is that other than confirming an injury that I’ve already had on this ankle a few times (thanks, soccer) there aren’t many options for mobility aids for me. This speaks to how normalized certain bodies and types of bodies are in a society. In this case, these types of bodies are able bodies. Continue reading

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Story from the Chronic Pain Chronicles (Vol. 2)

I haven’t taken any painkillers since the morning of May 9th. For someone who takes two Tylenol Arthritis* three times a day THIS IS HUGE. I’m sure my liver is jumping for joy at this moment in time. The last … Continue reading

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Story from the Chronic Pain Chronicles

Increasingly, there are stories in the media about the opioid epidemic happening in Canada, and particularly in the Prairies. People are taking opioids–fentanyl in particular–recreationally, and consequently, many are overdosing with a significant percentage of them dying as a result. … Continue reading

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