"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
—Michelle K.
For Grace Blog

The latest reporting and analysis on breakthroughs in pain research and issues that matter most to you.

Don’t Be Afraid to Scream

In October I lost the man who, next to John, was the most important male figure in my life. In fact, Dick was my surrogate father for 25 years. The grieving is “ginormous” as Dick...


Small Miracles: Pain and Emotional Healing

After 35 years of high-impact chronic pain and fatigue, I’m still often convinced I’ll never come to terms with the havoc it’s wrought on my life. But last week I had a major...


CRPS: A Stacked Deck

Yesterday, I raged… and raged. Some days I’ve had enough of this damn disease. Five years ago, a rheumatologist told me that because my right arm and leg were in contractures, all...


The Suicide Dance

Fifteen years after being voted “The Couple Most Likely to Succeed” at our college, my life-partner John bought the self-deliverance book, Final Exit, that we both planned to use....


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