"I strongly recommend daily journal writing to everyone, especially women in pain. I believe it had the power to heal me."
—Cynthia Toussaint
The Fire Within Blog

For Grace Founder and Spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint shares her unique perspectives on the chronic pain experience!

“Category 5 Shit Storm With No Umbrella”

Navigating CRPS and the bleakest breast cancer dx (Triple Negative) is an impossibly riddled nightmare – and since my last post I’ve gone back and forth about treatment almost...

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Diagnosis: The Worst

I knew from the moment I found out the lump in my breast wasn’t a cyst, that I had cancer. The concerned look in the technician’s eyes and serious tone in the radiologist’s voice...

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Flowers for Malignancy

Last month I wrote about a lump I found in my breast and the subsequent mammogram and ultrasound pointing strongly toward cancer. This bolt of lightning has taken center stage in my life...

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

After enjoying one of my few and far between happy days several weeks ago, my world imploded. In short order, two big quakes rocked Los Angeles causing me deep upset and I suffered my...

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