Very good article
I know my blog is about the subject of writing, but this particular subject hit me close to home this week when I read some articles about Prince’s death and his use of pain killers. I don’t talk about it much (particularly on here), but I have chronic and severe pain to the point of disability due to the combination of a genetic condition called “Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome” (EDS) and Fibromyalgia. I also struggle with depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
I don’t bring this up because I want attention or pity, but the modern trend of treating chronic pain patients (as well as those with psychological struggles) as somehow lesser or weak disturbs me. It’s something I’ve faced in life many times when I was told by doctors that I was just looking for painkillers (I wasn’t) or when I’ve had people not believe that I just can’t do something because I…
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