Pain & Purpose
My story of chronic pain, diagnoses, misdiagnoses and trying to keep it all together.
From Misery… to Miraculous
The First Pitch – Pain-Free
Feeling farther from my goal of being back on the pitcher’s mound while relentlessly pursuing pain relief, medical and emotional support.Keep reading
Connecting & Healing with Horses
Connecting & healing the body, mind and spirit through the hearts of rescued American wild horses.Keep reading
The Bridge – Restoring Life to Living
Reflections on one week into my stay at The Bridge health recovery program as I start to learn to live life with chronic pain.Keep reading
Neuroimmunology – Tests & Discoveries
New diagnoses (a few) thanks to the in-depth, brilliant work of a neuroimmunologist and I’m devoting several weeks to healing and pain management.Keep reading
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.Keep reading
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.Keep reading
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.Keep reading
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.Keep reading
Functional Neurological Disorder
Learning new ways to move and retrain the brain at the Mayo Clinic BeST Clinic after being diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder.Keep reading
My Mayo Clinic Experience
My experience with neurological and pulmonary tests at the Mayo Clinic to try to confirm or discover my diagnosis.Keep reading
A One-In-A-Million Diagnosis
With a new diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome, we begin a range of treatments designed to alleviate the symptoms. It’s a cycle of treatments and trauma.Keep reading
How It Began
Reflecting on how my health started to spiral into chronic pain and unanswered questions. Learn about the earliest symptoms and diagnosis.Keep reading
A mama, wife, Coloradan, storyteller, entrepreneur with a once-hidden illness – now a progressive and painful disability – ready to share my story after a career of telling those of others as co-owner of Fireside Production (a professional video production company) and a former television news journalist.
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4 thoughts on “From Invisible Illness to Progressive Disability”
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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. https://youtu.be/-GnqmQpI2j8 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.
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Wow! Thank you so much, Maxine! The documentary looks incredible. I’d very much be interested in watching and learning more. You can reach me at email@example.com. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you reaching out! Thanks again, Naomi