"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.

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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The Torturous Fog of Fatigue

Of the many autoimmune diseases I’ve developed since my CRPS began almost four decades ago, the only one that rivals it is fibromyalgia. Not because of the muscle pain, but rather my...

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The Black Hole of Pain

In April I came across a Time magazine article that immediately made me think of persistent pain. This ground-breaking story described how a team of Harvard researchers worked like the...

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Losing One Is Losing Many

I recently lost one of my all-time best girlfriends, and for this woman in pain it was more like losing a family. No, more like a whole community. Joan was born with spina bifida, and...

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