"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!

Scanxiety: My Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Several months back For Grace’s conference planning committee invited our webcaster, Rich, to join the call to talk logistics about our upcoming virtual “Pain-Cancer Connection”...

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Surviving COVID Together

I’m a survivor. At least that’s what I’m called now that I’ve fought my way into cancer remission. But why the new acknowledgement? As a person who’s endured childhood trauma...

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The Wisdom of CRPS: Making My Final Cancer Treatment Decision

A year ago when I got my triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis, the second dreadful thought that ran through my head – and perhaps worse than the Big C – was that for a chance at...

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Playing With Fire: Should I Have Cancer Surgery?

As a woman with high impact pain for 38 years, I was stunned last July to receive a triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis. Seriously, God, how much more can I endure? I felt the tumor...

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