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Humans Experience Pain. June 3, 2017 - Barby Ingle

Those who do not physically can still undergo mental pain. But why? For me, believing that we come from the Body of Christ and that final glory will be in all, the daily chronic pain and emotional pain I go through becomes more bearable for me. I know not everyone feels the way that I do or believes and I am OK with that, but having the believe in God for myself helps me cope through life on earth. When people are affected by chronic pain diseases they can make a chose to move closer to God or shut God out. My spirituality offers me an escape from pain even if only in moments. When I am at my worst I turn to prayer, in conjunction with traditional treatment options. Pain affects me creatively and can cause chaos when not put into proper perspective to life. Pain is part of my reality, humanity and responsibility. If I let it get me dark thinking my pain increases, so I work to remain positive with life, who I have in my life, and how I approach daily living. I dont have to contemplate why I am alive. I am because I am here to be a cheerleader of HOPE for others and make a difference in my life and others. I know I am not going to touch everyone, but for those I am able to help, that is my purpose. For me, to stop LIVING would be the worst thing I could do to get through the pain. For me, LIVING life to the fullest each moment I can, good and bad, is what I strive to do to honor God and myself. I will help those I am able to and I know that is good enough. I will make it to fulfill my purpose here on earth to the best of my abilities. - Blessings and Cheers to all of you! xo Barby
 

CLINICAL TRAILS; The Benefits and Risks

CLINICAL TRAILS; The Benefits and Risks
By Barby Ingle

I have been living with chronic diseases for the past 20 years. During this time, I have participated in several clinical trials. Some were big, some small, some were online only, some were produced by medical professionals. I know that there are some risks and benefits to the trials and know that they are not right for everyone. If you are …

 

The Importance of Health Communities

THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH COMMUNITIES; Medical Research Groups, Patient Advocacy Groups, & Patient Support Groups

By Barby Ingle, Columnist  

 

In 1995, I became the head coach for the Washington State University’s Spirit Program and a successful business owner. I was very athletic and health conscious. In 2002, I was in a minor car accident, which developed from a whiplash and brachia plexus injury into Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. I lost my job, marriage and sense …

 

Reality Rally 2017

We are so ready for this years Reality Rally! Ken and Barby are back again.

We will be once again, joining the fight against cancer and helping to provide support those fighting that battle breast cancer. We want to help ease the journey of many who have heard those dreaded words “you have cancer.” I recently underwent some DNA testing that showed that I am susceptible to developing breast cancer. It has never hit home …

 

10 ACTIONS TO MAKE LIFE MORE POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING FOR YOURSELF

10 ACTIONS TO MAKE LIFE MORE POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING FOR YOURSELF – by Barby Ingle

  1. Choose happiness.
  2. Create goals and more towards accomplishing them.
  3. Get involved in projects that you can be interested in and successfully complete.
  4. Keep yourself surrounded with happy people.
  5. Look at the bright side of challenges.
  6. Motivate yourself.
  7. Practice meditation and controlling your thoughts.
  8. Smile big and often.
  9. Visualize success.
  10. When anxiety and stresses are high, turn it over to God.
 

Dental Tips When You Live With A Chronic Pain Disease

When you live with chronic illness and pain dental health becomes even more important. Here are a few of the tips I have learned over the past 20 years. 

  • Ask for “close your mouth breaks” if needed.
  • Brushing after vomiting can break down the enamel.
  • Have your teeth cleaned at least twice a year.
  • It is important for your dentist to know about CHRONIC PAIN.
  • Oral care starts at home.
  • Poor brushing can come from
 

CELEBRITIES WHO LIVE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Considering the most recent celebrity to share that she lives with chronic pain – Lady Gaga, and how people jumped to conclusions as to what she is living with, I decided to point out here that to date, she has not said what her diagnosis(s) is besides chronic pain, if there is one that is more specific. She did say on an Instagram post dated May 31, 2015, “I still deal with bone inflammation from …

 

How To Write A Pain Journal Entry

Undoubtedly, there has been progress made in recent years by healthcare professionals and patients towards understanding and properly managing pain. Unfortunately, pain still poses a problem for patients who are under-diagnosed, over-diagnosed or misdiagnosed. Controlling the pain you are in is essential to quality of life. Knowing the characteristics of pain and why it is happening give you an advantage in dealing and controlling aspects of pain. Taking control of your life and being responsible …

 

Helpful Resources For Pain Patients

International Pain Foundation www.internationalpain.org
Patient Advocate Foundation www.patientadvocate.org
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services www.samhsa.gov
Social Security Disability Offices www.ssa.gov
Medicare Office www.medicare.gov
Medicare Rights Center www.medicarerights.org
Cares Alliance www.caresalliance.org
The Medicine Abuse Project www.Drugfree.org
RX Assist www.rxassist.org
Patient Physician Trust Partnership www.pptp.org
Partnership for Prescription Assistance www.pparx.org
Patient Advocate Foundation www.patientadvocate.org
Pain Legislation www.patientawareness.org
RX Safety Matters www.RxSafetyMatters.org
Pain Advocacy Community www.InTheFaceofPain.com
Suicide Prevention 800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
 

Bucket List – updated

In no particular order, my bucket list. It is a work in progress… last update 9/10/2016

  1. Dance 6-eight counts with Paula Abdul choreographed by both of us together
  2. Get a reading from Tyler Henry
  3. Get my own car
  4. Get one my favorite groups (schroeder) to play at a celebration of mine or iPain
  5. Get iPain on the TV show like Apprentice as a charity a celebrity plays for to raise awareness and funds
  6. Go down