Category Archives: Bitterness

Why I Am The Way I Am…

I will not be made to feel small by the judgements of other people. There are reasons I am the way I am. If that doesn’t measure up to the high standards you’ve set for me then I apologize. I … Continue reading

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The gas chamber for chronic pain

Originally posted on All Things Chronic:
http://www.petition2congress.com/5202/first-do-no-harm-dea-targets-physicians-who-treat-their-patients/view/ (4 days ago) Heidi H. from Rogers, AR writes: My brother in law commited suicide last year because his VA doc suddenly, and without talking to him began weaning him off a high…

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Suicides related to Chronic Pain

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
A Perspective on Suicide June 4, 2014 By Shawna Morrissey 239 Comments This post was in no way meant to glorify suicide or offer it as a viable solution to…

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Suicide and Pain: The Silent Epidemic

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
Pain Medicine News – Suicide and Pain: The Silent Epidemic On Oct. 26, 2003, two patients of mine, Randy and Helen—a married couple in middle age and both weary with…

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Strength comes from the good things

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Shell of Me….

Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and I don’t even recognize my reflection. After all these years, all these agonies, all the head trips, all the experiences….good and bad….I can’t believe that the young, resilient Julie has turned … Continue reading

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