Tag: pain

  • The Grad Student and the Vicodin Bottle

    One of the troubles with chronic pain conditions is that they tend to be considered less authentic as disabilities.  They are often invisible, existing such that they may go virtually or entirely unnoticed.  Specific conditions, such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome, the ailment with which I'm inflicted, are even doubted by doctors: "Because [doctors] can demonstrate no local cause, they conclude that the disease does not exist" (<a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=Z5s9_g42e1gC&printsec=frontcover&dq=wall+pain+the+science+of+suffering&source=bl&ots=bN38Z9