When Getting Used to Chronic Pain Becomes a Problem

When Getting Used to Chronic Pain Becomes a Problem

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When Getting Used to Chronic Pain Becomes a Problem

I have a difficult time knowing when I’m not feeling well apart from when I have a severe illness. That sounds ridiculous, right? Because I have a chronic condition, someone might think I would know when I feel sick. But the irony is that a chronic condition can result in my being less aware. A vaso-occlusive crisis is one of the main symptoms of sickle cell disease. It causes acute pain, and I am able…

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