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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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To Candidacy and Beyond: Weeks Eleven and Twelve

Once again this is a combined post because I forgot to update again last weekend. To be fair, I was all out of sorts ( = sad) because a bird flew into a window and died on my balcony. Though … Continue reading

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To Candidacy…And Beyond: Week Seven

Another week another several pages of notes and no writing. Unlike the previous three weeks however, I’ve finished with my batch of book sources. In fact, I finished on Friday. I just didn’t happen to do any work on the weekend. … Continue reading

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A photo essay on masking

As a medical condition, the physiological nature of pain is described by Henry (2008) as the following: On a day-to-day basis pain subsides after the recovery from tissue injury, such as a burn, a cut or even a broken bone. … Continue reading

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