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A Slice of Chronic Pain

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A slice of the chronic pain world is about all you get from the movie “Cake”. The movie’s focus concentrates primarily on what a life with Chronic Pain is like when you you choose to cut yourself off from available resources and, as one character points out, use anger as a pain management tool.

I had high hopes that the movie would provide a broader understanding of the challenges and wealth of resources that are available for those attempting to manage their pain.

The take away for me was “Don’t try this alone” when it comes to managing pain. And if the movie speaks  to those currently walking this path alone, then it will have some redeeming value.

 

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About Mary Byrne Eigel

Before writing children’s books, Mary spent many years teaching in classrooms and creating art in her studio. She was born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia, a painful condition that causes normal activities, like walking, to be challenging. As a child, when Mary had to trek long distances, she often wished she had a wheelchair. For her, a wheelchair offered pain-free opportunities, not limitations. Mary grew up in Chicago, which is the lakefront inspiration for the town of Sail. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two dogs, Beaux and Trey.

2 responses »

  1. Thanks! Sorry to hear movie didn’t go deeper into the subject if chronic pain. That crazy/ angry persona that can accompany patient in chronic pain is ever so present. Prayers are for increase in alternative therapies to be taught and utilized by patients and physicians.

  2. Mary Byrne Eigel

    Professionals like yourself would know, Maggie. Thanks for your work in both traditional and non-traditional arenas.

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