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What Pain And Onions Have in Common

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Chronic pain is a diverse condition that range from mild to severe, intermittent to constant and from daily annoyance to disabling. It can be a symptom of another condition, chronic illness, injury or unexplained (by current health care technology).

It’s very prevalent, affecting about 20% of the population (that’s a lot!!) – of which 40% report it’s frequently limiting their ability to work or do other normal life activities. It’s actually the leading cause of disability and it’s associated with a reduced quality of life, including increased risk of anxiety and depression.

And it’s that last bit I want to talk about today. How the problem with chronic pain is not just chronic pain.

Continue reading to learn what chronic pain and onions have in common (It’s more than making you cry!)

That Time I Gained Over 30 Pounds

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When I got sick, I gained weight. A small part post knee-surgery, but most after mononucleosis; In the time afterwards, I never started exercising ( which I love!) again, thanks to chronic pain.

Anne sitting in sports bra and leggings, belly rolls visible

Confession time

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So… I want to encourage you to respect and take care of your body regardless of how it look, not waiting until your reach a specific size. But I still chicken out sometimes.

Anne sitting in her book corner in a rocking chair, wearing a cozy thick sweater and smiling

I Might Finally Be Getting Help

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And by getting help, I don’t mean in the vague sense that’s code for quitting drugs or treating a mental illness – I’ve already done that!
I’ve finally been referred to a Pain Clinic, and will be getting help for my chronic neck pain.

10 Things I Want to Do in September

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Saying goodbye to August, and hello to September!
I’ve turned 24, got my degree and moved out of my apartment last month, so hopefully September will be less stressful. Here are some of my plans for the new month – what are yours?