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Michelle Kelly

On bad days, I don’t know where the anxiety stops and the chronic pain begins. The tightening in my chest could be warning of a panic attack or of a fibromyalgia flare that will spread across my chest, down my arms and into my hands, rendering me unable to write – both my work and [...]

Stigma Fighters – I Am Not A Martyr – by J.C. Hannigan

Growing up, I was told a lot that I am brave and strong. I was told that I handle my chronic pain bone disorder, Multiple Osteochondromas with grace. Those I loved were attempting to lift me up, but it actually had the opposite effect. It suffocated me. I was afraid that if I showed how [...]

By |2017-01-23T07:59:07-08:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Brave People, chronic pain, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Valerie Ordonez

That ache in the stomach Your heart's pounding Your anxiety's taking over you You feel something's wrong with your body You know something is wrong but the doctors can't put a diagnosis on yours symptoms. No matter how many appointments, blood checks and many exams they put you through. Until one day, in a big [...]

By |2015-11-30T17:39:32-08:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: chronic pain, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Caylee Shea

I am an #EverydayWarrior. Every day I wake up and face a battle. Not because I am courageous or brave. No, I face a battle every day because I have to. My name is Caylee Shea and I have debilitating, chronic illness. After receiving the Gardasil Vaccine when I was 19 years old, my life [...]

By |2015-11-18T10:40:59-08:00November 18th, 2015|Categories: chronic pain|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: J.C. Hannigan

Chronic Pain and Depression I was born with a chronic pain bone disorder called Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE). I always struggle to explain this disorder in just a few short sentences. It seems so hard to condense everything I feel on a day to day basis, everything that I’ve been through because of this disorder, [...]

By |2016-04-09T06:25:54-07:00June 27th, 2014|Categories: Brave People, chronic pain, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |1 Comment