My chronic pain is literally in my head. It’s the reason I don’t currently have children. It’s also why I sobbed while folding a pair of leggings last night and vomited after a seemingly timid 8-minute drive to my parents’ house.
I didn’t dream this life up for myself — medical trauma is a bitch. So you can take an educated guess at how I felt when I saw “The Pain Brain,” the new six-part editorial series on chronic pain recently published by the New York Times.
I first heard about it on Twitter, where a lot of chronic pain advocates were raging about its tone and approach. Then I took a look for myself.