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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 : Tracy Kelly

I'm sitting, curled up in a ball in the armchair in the living room. Tears are streaming down my face yet I feel scared. I can't control my thoughts. “How am I going to get through this weekend?” “I'm already in a state of high anxiety and depression because this current chronic pain flair won't [...]

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