By Dan Craver for PainPathways.org
Learn about one man’s journey of learning to adapt to his chronic pain condition. How he continues redefining himself because of pain – and despite it.
In my mid-20s, I consulted an orthopedist when my wrists started to feel warm after typing. He recommended ice packs and ibuprofen. In a thick Brooklyn accent, he asked,“You wanna take a couple days offa work?” Those couple of days stretched into months, and then years. Though neither of us knew it, this was the beginning of a chronic illness.
The pain spread from my ﬁngertips to my neck, and I couldn’t press a button or hold a piece of paper because of near constant throbbing. Seven years and nearly 30 doctors later, I still can’t use my keyboard.
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