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Our voices are much stronger when we shout together

Lately I have been able to channel my energy into my passion - an organization I am developing here in Ottawa, Canada - that allows me to put my advocacy into real action. While still in the early stages, the organization will turn into a pain center devoted to women with unresolved chronic pain, and… Continue reading Our voices are much stronger when we shout together

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Divorce and Chronic Illness

During the last year I have battled with my health, and as a result have battled with loving myself. When I look in the mirror I see scars from surgeries, cellulite from poor lymphatic systems, bloated belly from something Ive eaten or just a mere buildup of poop. I see swelling and tension. I see… Continue reading Divorce and Chronic Illness

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Pain Survey

Cramp My Style Blog is expanding. The new initiative is focused on neutralizing gender-biased outcomes in pain treatment. On the onset, the goal will be to understand the challenges presented to women (and transgender) when confronting their healthcare practitioners about pain. Once this initial information has been collected, the focus will be to lobby for,… Continue reading Pain Survey

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My medical records could be a best-seller

How do we get around the redundancy of the current triaging system?In the last 12 months alone I have amassed quite a thick file of medical records; from scans to diagnoses and undefined medical revelations. Add that to the 20 previous years of fruitless ultrasounds for burst cysts, a gallbladder removal, and many many tests… Continue reading My medical records could be a best-seller