trigeminal neuralgia

A Pained Life: It’s a Puzzle

A Pained Life: It’s a Puzzle

I love doing crossword puzzles. But sometimes the clues are just so darn obvious. Like the other day. The clue was “red and black” for…
A Pained Life: Fruitcake? Ah Nuts!

A Pained Life: Fruitcake? Ah Nuts!

Many years ago I baked a fruitcake as a Christmas gift for my sister's mother-in-law. I put a lot of care into it. The ingredients…
A Pained Life: Who Gets Addicted?

A Pained Life: Who Gets Addicted?

It is very disheartening to me when I read and hear stories in the news about the “painkiller abuse epidemic.” It’s disturbing because the number…
A Pained Life: Easy Fixes

A Pained Life: Easy Fixes

It is not often that people ask me about my pain. When it does come up, I say I have trigeminal neuralgia. If necessary, I…
A Pained Life: Myths about Women

A Pained Life: Myths about Women

I was asked to write a column on how women may be treated differently than men when they complain of chronic pain. The National Pain…
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