Sally Jones

My Story: Living with Lyme Disease

I have Lyme disease, as well as Babesia and Bartonellosis, all infections transmitted via ticks.  I have been very ill for 6 years, and the pain is so unbearable and unpredictable that it doesn’t allow me to get out of…

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Mark and Dylan

Living with Pain: Pet Therapy

The central California sun beat down relentlessly on the parking lot. Most of the curious and a few buyers confined their browsing to the shade of the awning extended from the pet store out over the sidewalk. After going to…

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Study: Acetaminophen Doesn’t Work for Back Pain

The world’s most widely used over-the-counter pain reliever works no better than a placebo for lower back pain, according to a large study by researchers in Australia. Paracetamol – also known as acetaminophen – is the active ingredient in Tylenol, Excedrin,…

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"Attack of Overwhelm"
Colored Pencil
8 inches long x 10 inches wide

Featured Pain Art: “Attack of Overwhelm”

The infectious bug of overwhelm whirling, stabbing, piercing every part of my body, pushing pain into as much of my body as it possibly can, growing, spreading, a torpedo of nerve pain. This art is a courtesy of PainExhibit.org, an…

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