Mandy’s Journey with Chronic Pain

journey with pain

In 2011, I was struck with extreme pain. After a year or more of visiting doctors and many tests, I was finally able to learn to manage my pain. I wrote a series of posts about my journey with chronic pain on my family blog in 2015.

Encouraged to put them in a book, I have moved these stories to my public blog and am in the process of writing a devotional to encourage other chronic pain warriors.

My Journey with Chronic Pain.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction – Learning to be still
  2. Embarking on a Chronic Life
  3. Suddenly Still
  4. First Signs of Fibromyalgia
  5. Bouncing from Doctor to Doctor
  7. My Experience at Mayo Clinic
  8. Medications and Good Tips for Fibromyalgia
  9. Is there a Cure?
  10. Pain & Trials – It’s All Relative
  11. Waiting Patiently for a Diagnosis
  12. Grieving My Former Life
  13. Celebrate His Promises
  14. How I Found Refuge Through Chronic Pain
  15. Laughter Really is the Best Medicine
  16. Learning to Push Past Pain and Produce Passion
  17. Knee Problems
  18. About Life’s Interruptions
  19. What’s the Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  20. Learning to Speak Life Through My Pain
  21. Preparing for Daughter’s Wedding
  22. Pros and Cons of Prednisone
  23. Ultra-sound-guided Occipital Nerve Block
  24. June 2021 – Acquired a Neuroma of the Foot
  25. July 2021 Bone Scan Finds Osteoporosis-OP
  26. September 2021 – More Tests for OP
  27. January 2022 – Shingles
  28. August 2022 – Osteoporosis and My Teeth
  29. November 2022 – Treatments for Osteoporosis
  30. April 2023 – Finding New Doctors
  31. July 2023 – Fluoroscopic Occipital Nerve Block
  32. August 2023 – Coming soon – Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Current or New Issues

  1. Complete Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  2. Knee Replacement
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