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On being a parent with chronic pain

On being a parent with chronic pain The Atlantic posted a moving piece today written by a mother whose severe scoliosis has left her body in a near-constant state of pain.

Beth Anne Cochran is stay-at-home mom of our miracle twin boys and she has a "hidden" disability-- "as many-times I hide it extremely well (othertimes, I'm transparent). I have a long list of diagnoses that involve severe chronic pain and can hinder my ability to function normally."

Beth Anne Cochran is stay-at-home mom of our miracle twin boys and she has a "hidden" disability-- "as many-times I hide it extremely well (othertimes, I'm transparent). I have a long list of diagnoses that involve severe chronic pain and can hinder my ability to function normally."

Real Life {While} Homeschooling -- Homeschooling with Chronic Pain a guest post for BenandMe blog by Me

Real Life {While} Homeschooling - Homeschooling with Chronic Pain

Homeschooling Adventurez: Gloom, Despair and Agony on me . homeschooling with chronic pain

For 6 months I thought I was having a toothache, and it got worse and worse. After two root canals, and lots of prodding and probing, the dentist felt I needed to see a neurologist. A few months later the pain was starting to feel like a rapid current of electricity running through my mouth! After the 12th doctor I found one who said I had trigeminal neuralgia(suicide disease). He said I needed a craniotomy (basically opening up my head and finding the problem.) I had this done and was...

My face pain started in a few months after I had my daughter Ellie. For six months I thought I was having a toothache, and it go.

I am a young wife and mother to a busy preschooler. On the outside I look like anyone else, but on the inside I am very different. Chronic pain in one form or another has been a part of my life since November 2008. However, through my suffering I am learning there is great purpose in pain.

During my struggle with chronic pain, I have realized that people just don't know what to say someone dealing with chronic illness.

“Mom with fibromyalgia writes children’s book to explain chronic illness” | TheMighty.com

Have Trouble Explaining Chronic Illness to Your Kids? Show Them This.

Elizabeth Christy, a mom with fibromyalgia, writes a children's book called "Why Does Mommy Hurt?" to explain chronic illness to kids.

What part of "chronic" don't you understand?

I have CHRONIC pain! What part of chronic can't you understand? (includes a little English lesson)

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If you are an ill mom and parenting through the summer feels overwhelming, give yourself some grace with this parenting creed to stick on your fridge.

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