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"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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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

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Pained Life: Help Us Help America

A Pained Life: Help Us Help America: By Carol Levy, Columnist I had a friend who was diagnosed with lung cancer. We were all afraid for her. Not only because we feared for her life, but because of all the horrors we hear surrounding treatment for cancer. She had surgery and a part of one lung was removed. When I spoke with her after su

Monday, October 9, 2017

A Pained Life: It Never Hurts to Ask

A Pained Life: It Never Hurts to Ask: By Carol Levy, Columnist Recently a documentary was released on Netflix about Lady Gaga.  A part of her story is that she has fibromyalgia.  I have not seen the film, but understand she devotes a little time to detailing and showing how she deals with chronic pain, both physicially and e