Check out For Grace's May Story of the Month as we continue our 2020 focus on the connection between chronic pain and cancer. Jenny Picciotto was looking forward to retirement with days full of interests and time with her husband. Then a foot injury lead to CRPS, and her life became a full-time search to regain wholeness. Just when acceptance and cognitive-reframing brought relief, a diagnosis of breast cancer started a new chapter of challenge. Still, Jenny encourages all to "experience the incredible beauty and tender frailty of this terrific and terrifying journey called life."
Early childhood trauma often sparks problems later in life, which can include high-impact chronic pain. Author Maria Socolof in her memoir, "The Invisible Key: Unlocking the Mystery of My Chronic Pain", shares her journey from a successful, satisfying life with family and work to the depths of a mysterious pain disorder that derailed her. As Maria examines what went wrong, she uncovers a hidden key that provides answers and salvation. For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint consulted and lends the cover endorsement to this powerful story.
On April 2nd, For Grace will celebrate 18 years of working tirelessly to promote care and wellness for women in pain. First, raising awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, then the gender bias in pain care, we've painted the globe through media, legislation, public speaking, music, events, writing, think tanks, etc. to forge our vision of making a better day for those challenged with life-altering, high-impact chronic pain. Cheers to many more years of good work to come!