From Invisible Illness to Progressive Disability

Pain & Purpose

My story of chronic pain, diagnoses, misdiagnoses and trying to keep it all together.

“A story and its lessons are only made useful if shared.”

– Dan Millman, The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior

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From Misery… to Miraculous

A Dizzying Array of Doctors Appointments

A look at just a few of Naomi’s latest medical appointments – from treatments for long COVID to cardiology and neurology – all with the goal of reducing the chronic pain, muscle spasms and now, offering relief from post-COVID symptoms.

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In Pain? Don’t Go It Alone.

Naomi shares the personal and professional side of running Fireside Production, a professional video production company based in Colorado – while battling chronic, worsening pain – as one of the featured storytellers at the 2021 Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Small Business, Big Connections event.

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And Then Came COVID

Trying to keep our small business afloat, our team employed and family fed through the COVID lock-down, when I received the dreaded diagnosis that I had COVID-19.

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Lessons In Chronic Pain

I am ready again. Ready to share where I’m at in my medical experience and explain why I’ve been off-the-radar after two brutally difficult years defined by pain.

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Back To Square One

A huge step back in my medical journey as doubt is raised about my diagnosis and I continue my search for answers – starting with a muscle biopsy.

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Hospitalized With A Tummy Bug

From hope to agony when I’m hospitalized with a stomach virus – for five days. It’s such a disappointing set-back to realize my continued vulnerability that I go kind of radio silent in sharing my story.

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How It Began

Reflecting on how my health started to spiral into chronic pain and unanswered questions. Learn about the earliest symptoms and diagnosis.

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4 thoughts on “From Invisible Illness to Progressive Disability

  1. Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your design. Bless you

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  2. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

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  3. Hi Naomi,

    I just heard you on Colorado Public Radio and wanted to reach out to you. I recently hosted a screening of a new documentary called Love Heals @ my Yoga and Taichi center. I think you might want to watch this film. The story is about a woman documenting her journey with chronic pain. Here is the link for the trailer. If you want to see the movie let me know and I will buy you a ticket so you can watch it from your home.
    My mission is to connect people with solutions to improve their lives and find health, happiness and peace.

    Maxine Wagoner
    Golden Bodynbrarin


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