If you have read my last few posts, you know I have spent the last 5 months in and out of doctors spending tons of money on tests to diagnose some chronic and acute pain I thought was associated with a past neck surgery. The tests find little to nothing, so now I am wondering if this is just new manifestations of my fibromyalgia. The last few days I had decided it is time to regroup and try a more holistic approach. Reading this blog post from Back Pain Blog UK and the linked article this morning just confirms that for me. Check her blog and all the other great bloggers on FibroBloggerDirectory.com.
The Secret Life of Pain is an article in New York Times which a friend sent me to read, and I just felt I had to share with my pain pals.
The article starts off by telling you about the double life that David Roberts, a former academic physicist and diplomat who lives and works in New York City.
He goes on to explain how he hid is chronic pain in many ways, one being that he had an orthotic cushion inside his briefcase and would make a joke out of sitting on the briefcase. He also wore a corset and heat wrap which he disguised under his tailored suit. He had become adept at hiding his back pain from everyone except his family.
He would even sneak upstairs when working at conferences to get some pain relief from his wife who would work on his back. Eventually he had…
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