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We Were Women Comforted By Shared Pain

Sunday 16 December 2018

 

From Christianity Today:

 

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(Image: Illustration by Rick Szuecs)
 

We Were Women Comforted by Shared Pain

I never imagined my fibromyalgia would help me serve refugees. But chronic pain is something we both understand.

By Tabitha McDuffee
December 13, 2018
© 2018 Christianity Today - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

“It’s just the stress of being a college student,” the doctor assured me. “Try to get some more rest and you’ll feel better soon.”

“Your blood work came back completely normal,” another doctor said. “Have you considered going to therapy? Because to me, it sounds like you might just be depressed.”

I had been bouncing around from one doctor to another for two years, trying to find a medical explanation for the pain I felt in every joint and muscle of my body during every minute of every day. Sports medicine doctors told me I had overexerted myself as a dancer in high school. Chiropractors told me that regular adjustments would relieve my pain. Internists instructed me to try gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and processed-sugar-free diets. But none of them could find any abnormalities in my body to explain why I was in pain.

 

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