Initiative by Dr. Anubha Mahajan, (General Dentist & Founder, Chronic Pain India) in collaboration with Dr. Piyush Goel (Senior consultant Pulmonogy & Critical care, Columbia Asia Hospital,Gurgaon), Dr. Parul Prinja (Internal Medicine & palliative/supportive care specialist, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon), Dr. Khan Amir Maroof, (Associate Professor, Community Medicine, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Dilshad Garden, New… Continue reading COVID-19 Guidelines for Vulnerable Groups & Caregivers
Battle Cries & Retreats
Music A companion when one has had enough of the real world and its trappings. A form of expression that is most universal, across all age, culture & racial barriers. Music is a crutch, an undeniable support system to any situation in life, happy or sad. A good song boosts your mood and a better… Continue reading Battle Cries & Retreats
Book Review: The Weight of a Cherry Blossom by Shruti Buddhavarapu
Introduction Living with Chronic Illness is like being in for a new surprise everyday. Despite following all that you have been advised, your body might choose to respond differently to the same factors daily. Bringing together such experiences of day to day life is Shruti Buddhavarapu's book 'The Weight of a Cherry Blossom'. About the… Continue reading Book Review: The Weight of a Cherry Blossom by Shruti Buddhavarapu
Gifts for Spoonies
Here are some gift ideas that would be appreciated (hopefully) by the Warriors. They could find it helpful and you would find it liberating. Finally, being able to do something, even remotely useful. So, it's a win-win (as much as it can be in circumstances like this).
A Journey through Invisibility
Sharing with you a poster, conceptualized by Dr. Anubha Mahajan and co-designed by Dr. Anubha. Mahajan and Sagar Mangla for advocating Chronic Pain at the Shared Decision Making Conference held earlier this month. She used this poster to share her story in her speech. Aptly titled 'A Journey through Invisibility' this poster has a story of… Continue reading A Journey through Invisibility
Across the world, September is celebrated as #PainAwarenessMonth where Pain Warriors across the world come together to share their stories of living with pain and tell you, how pain is real and so is hope.
How I’d like you to treat people with an invisible illness!
One of the most difficult parts of having an invisible illness like bipolar/depression/schizophrenia/Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue etc. is that people never really understand the depth of your pain and how much you may be going through. Someone having to live with an invisible illness has to try and do so much more to be able to survive in… Continue reading How I’d like you to treat people with an invisible illness!
Feelings of a daughter towards her mother's fight with Muscular Dystrophy.
Letter to a Friend – by A Chronic sufferer
A general letter by a chronic sufferer to a friend in the hope of understanding one day.
Humanity – a stranger’s help.
A sudden symptom, gasping for breath, fear of death and then a touch of humanity.