My book.

My book.
"Fascinating" Stephen S. Hall. writer, N.Y.Times magazine. "Hard to put down." A.C.P.A., American Chronic Pain Association.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

A Pained Life: The Shared Experience

A Pained Life: The Shared Experience: By Carol Levy, Columnist I'm watching TV. An ad for an eczema drug comes on. “Sorry, I can’t make it,” a woman says to the person on the other end of a phone call. “It’s just my eczema again. But its fine.” Later a co-worker asks, “Are you okay?” As she scratches at her arm, she replies “Eczema.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A Pained Life: An Unexpected Gift

A Pained Life: An Unexpected Gift: By Carol Levy, Columnist This past Christmas I started thinking about a Christmas long past. I lived in New York City at the time, but was spending the holidays at my mother's house outside Philadelphia. My family had been estranged for many years (especially from me), and for some reason one of my

Thursday, January 4, 2018

A Pained Life: An Unexpected Gift

A Pained Life: An Unexpected Gift: By Carol Levy, Columnist This past Christmas I started thinking about a Christmas long past. I lived in New York City at the time, but was spending the holidays at my mother's house outside Philadelphia. My family had been estranged for many years (especially from me), and for some reason one of my

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

When Is Pain Not Pain?

When Is Pain Not Pain?: By Carol Levy, Columnist “Pain is not pain.” So says my new pain management doc. And he's right. My main pain right now, the pain that keeps me disabled with trigeminal neuralgia, is from eye movement. Anything that requires sustained eye usage for more than 15 minutes results in horrific pain. If I