Category Archive for 'Pain'

I’ve been swimming once a week for the past few months. Last week, as I finished, another patron was waiting for my lane. We exchanged hellos and he asked if the water was warm. “I don’t usually swim. I’m a runner.” But, this,” he said, motioning to a very swollen, purple ankle. Turns out, he […]

June 19th

A year ago today, I spent much of the day like this: That’s me, in labor and delivery, trying relieve some of the pressure each contraction exerted on my sacrum. With each of my labors, the intensity of the contractions was focused not on the part of the back where most women experience “back labor,” […]

I’ve never explained the situation in full detail, but I have made reference to a chronic pain situation that I have in my right pelvis/psoas/hip area. The MDs, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturist, and movement specialists that I saw were never able to fully “diagnose” me with a single cause for my pain. ┬áNo one can […]