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November 17, 2020
I'm in my 30s and have Rheumatoid Arthritis

I’m a 39 year old homeschooling mama of three (ages 8, 6, and 4), and I’ve been married for 15 years. I was a public school teacher for eight years and during that time I completed my Master’s Degree as a K-12 Reading Specialist. Once we began having children I decided to stay home with […]

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November 17, 2020
From Fashion to Fibromyalgia

My journey with pain began in 2017, following a back injury. This injury caused me to herniate two discs in my lower back. One of the  offending discs was completely cutting off my sciatic nerve causing  debilitating sciatica down my right-hand side. As a result of this  trapped nerve, my left foot turned to an almost […]

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November 17, 2020
Living with Chronic Pain

From the age of eighteen I fell in love with classic motorcycles.  It’s a love affair I’ve had ever since.  After everything that’s happened to me over the years, I just can’t shake it.  Even now, I watch YouTube videos on motorcycles. My first motorbike was a Triumph Trident T150, built between 1969 & 1970. […]

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November 15, 2020
5 Ways to Help you Cope with Chronic Pain

I’m Sarah and I’ve been coping with chronic pain for as long as I can remember. From getting scans on my back at 10 to try to find out causes to now at 34 being diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome, ME and fibromyalgia pain is something I cope with every day.  As such I know how […]

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November 15, 2020
Life with Endometriosis

The first symptoms of Endometriosis started when I was a young teenager living in my home country of Mexico. Not knowing or understanding anything different, my family and friends thought I was just unlucky to have severe period pains. Even the doctors didn’t suspect anything due to my age.  The back pain intensified after having […]

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November 10, 2020
Living with Chronic Pain – From OK to Despair and Finding My Way Back Again

This week Dr Dawn MacIntyre was kind enough to record a short video explaining her experiences in living with chronic pain. You can learn more about Dr MacIntyre and books she has authored here: www.drdawnmacintyre.com

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November 10, 2020
Live Life on Your Terms

Hi, my name is Naomi and I am a 35-year-old mother, step-mum and wife to an amazing husband. I was involved in a car accident 2.5 years ago, and have lived with chronic pain ever since.  Tramadol helped me manage the pain for a period of time, but as soon as the opioid crisis hit […]

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November 10, 2020
Pain Versus Pain Free

Pain, a constant companion from my very early ‘Western’ medical family childhood. Surgical  ‘interventions’ from age 1 onwards, and my ‘forward thinking Father shared his thoughts on pain with me as I grew up. 99% of pain is psychological! Your mind ‘magnifies’ the pain, it isn’t actually real; you can ‘switch’ the supposed pain off […]

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November 10, 2020
Living Chronic Pelvic Pain

Hi! – I’m Michelle. I am from Toronto, Canada. I live with chronic pelvic pain and had my symptoms dismissed and misdiagnosed for over 15 years. It wasn’t until 2018, at 29 years old, that I was officially diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome, Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia. Since being diagnosed […]

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November 10, 2020
I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver

My name is Maia Vezina, I am twenty-six years old, and on June 9, 2013, my life took a massive turn when my mother and I were hit head on by a drunk driver. I had just finished my first year of University in Calgary, Alberta, and was on my way to completing my goal […]

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