Stories of Hope

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We welcome outsider stories. Share your chronic pain story to touch other people's lives who may be going through similar struggles. Help others to see they are not alone. Find out more about story submissions here: Share Your Story.

My Body Has Lupus. But Lupus Does NOT Have Me

Posted by Ruby Woods on Thu May 6th, 2021 at 10:18 amIsolation will kill you. Don't shut yourself away, even if that feels like the best way to deal with it. We can still have hope. I always tell people, "My body might have lupus. But lupus does NOT have me."

Getting a Message During the Pandemic FAQ: How to Stay Safe

Posted on Mon Nov 23rd, 2020 at 2:04 pmWhile you may want to wait until the pandemic is over to treat yourself to a spa day, some people rely on regular massages to manage medical conditions like chronic pain, injuries, or headaches. Going for a massage is not entirely risk-free, but there are steps you can take to stay as safe as possible during your visit.

Maria's Story of Healing with Myofascial Release Therapy & Mind-Body Connection

Posted on Wed Nov 18th, 2020 at 12:00 pmI've been dealing with chronic myofascial pain since 2005, but I've experienced remarkable improvement through mind-body healing, particularly myofascial release therapy. In fact, I published my memoir this year—The Invisible Key: Unlocking the Mystery of My Chronic Pain.

Do Miracles Really Happen

Posted by Founder Jory Pradjinski on Tue Jul 21st, 2020 at 2:01 pmThis story speaks on spirituality, or if you will, belief in a higher power.

The Battle of Self Love and Being a Highly Sensitive Person

Posted by J.A. on Wed Jul 22nd, 2020 at 11:43 amThe struggle to love and accept myself just the way I am is one of the hardest challenges I’ve ever had to face in my life.

Jory's Reiki Experience

Posted by Jory Pradjinski on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 2:18 pmMy health recovery has included numerous alternative treatments, mostly for physical recovery. Reiki was a new direction for me, and my chiropractor recommended a Reiki Master.

Karen Shares How She Handles Ongoing Chronic Pain

Posted by Karen from the U.S. on Wed Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:23 amMy life with chronic pain...Fighting chronic pain is a full time lifelong job and when our brains are bombarded with pain signals, it takes up needed space and energy from other matters. It is limiting in a very multifaceted way.

Ginger’s Story of Discovering her Compassion and Strength

Posted by Ginger on Tue May 15th, 2018 at 9:41 amA story about taking control over your health, not giving up, finding the positive in life, and believing in new possibilities and opportunities.

Story of a Life Changing Injury, Finding Answers, and Hope

Posted by By: S.E. on Tue Nov 7th, 2017 at 11:43 amS.E. shares her story on how she has handled life with chronic pain.

New Beginnings - Piece written on 10-22-2013

Posted by Jory Pradjinski, Humble beginnings of my new life on Wed Sep 14th, 2016 at 11:00 amWe never know what changes life might bring us

Live or Survive - Which do you do?

Posted by Jory Pradjinski, first part of my story on Tue Aug 23rd, 2016 at 10:56 amYou either live or survive with chronic pain