"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...

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Unfriending My Pain

After years of coming to accept and make friends with my pain, I’m harshly rethinking that. While slowly making my way back from a lost lower-body remission with too much time...

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Heart Sisters

As we all know, Valentine’s Day is reserved for lovers. But I was reminded this morning that we women with high impact chronic pain need support and love that only sisters in pain can...

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Our Painful Memories: Friend or Foe?

I’ve been taking the anti-seizure medication Klonopin for 30 years. It was originally prescribed for my anxiety disorder triggered by high-impact, undiagnosed chronic pain. For me,...

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