Falling off the wagon

Have you ever struggled to stay compliant with an effective treatment? Sometimes side effects can derail even the best of intentions. At other times, the treatment is so effective that we feel so great that we forget to stay consistent. By the time we realize that we’ve gotten off track, we’ve established habits that make it difficult to return to treatment.

The secret cost of chronic pain

Waking up every morning to see a stranger in the mirror is something I struggle with, too. It is hard to accept that the person I see is really me. I’m taking a chance that I am not the only one with this experience. Some might think that I’ve “let myself go.” That is simply not true.