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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Pained Life: The Language Barrier — Pain News Network

A Pained Life: The Language Barrier — Pain News Network: By Carol Levy, PNN Columnist Many years ago, I was in Brazil. I only spoke “pigeon” Portuguese. I walked into a diner, looked at a menu and saw something that looked good. The counterman came over. I thought I said, “I would like the egg sandwich.” But I must have said something bizarre, because

Sunday, May 31, 2020

A Pained Life: What Price Would You Pay for a Cure? — Pain News Network

A Pained Life: What Price Would You Pay for a Cure? — Pain News Network: By Carol Levy, PNN Columnist I recently had my deep brain stimulator removed. The implant made my trigeminal neuralgia pain much worse. As much as I hated the implant for the entire 7 months I had it, I knew I had to give it a try. I was obsessed with finding a cure. I was looking for so

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A Pained Life: Hold On Hope

A Pained Life: Hold On Hope: By Carol Levy, PNN Columnist If I didn’t know better, I would think the lyrics from Peter Allen’s 1976 song “Taught by Experts” were specifically for the chronic pain community: I've been taught by experts in the art of cruelty Now I'm giving lessons free All it takes is three I'll teach you to ma

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.