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Finding Your Sexy Together; Caregivers and Their Partners

Finding Your Sexy Together; Caregivers and Their Partners By Barby Ingle

 

Before I was able to commit to my wife I had to decide if spending my life with someone who may deteriorate physically to the point of total need was something that I could manage. Not only did I question if I was able to handle the emotional and physical situation but if I could keep the intimacy … Read the rest

 

Making the holidays Great despite chronic pain

Ken and Barby for the HolidaysEver thought, how am I going to get my holidays? Here are some easy ways to get ready and also shopping tips that Ken Taylor and I came up with to help those with chronic pain family members to still have an enjoyable holiday season. We wish each of you Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

What to Do to make your Holidays GREAT: 

1. PRIORITIZE. Focus on accomplishing the most important things, and let everything … Read the rest

 

NERVEmber 2017 Join In On Our Awareness Efforts

Barby Ingle NervemberThis NERVEmber is underway and we have spent 10 months preparing to bring you new tasks, prizes, and nerve pain conditions. When I created NERVEmber back in 2009 it was a tool to represent Nerve Pain Awareness Month, RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, CRPS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and Diabetes Awareness Month (November) by the International Pain Foundation. The word NERVEmber™. These awareness activities all started as back in 2007 by the International Pain Foundation, a … Read the rest

 

My XpertDox Experience

As a chronic pain patient with multiple autoimmune diseases for over 20 years now, I am constantly looking for new treatments, options, resources, clinical trials and providers who understand best what I am facing. I recently discovered a new resource that I want to share with my family, friends, providers, and other patient influencers. I have been attending and presenting at pain conferences since 2007 and know the top doctors treating Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), … Read the rest

 

MAKE LIFE MORE POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING FOR YOURSELF

I wanted to come up with a list of living positive. I constantly have to self motivate and as a cheerleader of HOPE, I do this through uplifting actions and thoughts.

  1. Choose happiness. – I chose to look at the goodness around me. I acknowledge negative when needed, but live in the happy times and finding the good in each challenge.
  2. Create goals and more towards accomplishing them. – I keep a bucket list and
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“From Wheels to Heals” Overcoming Chronic Pain Challenges

Cheerleader of HOPE, Barby Ingle goes “From Wheels to Heals” Sharing Her Story of Overcoming Chronic Pain Challenges

By Zoey Thompson

Phoenix, AZ – Chronic pain affects one in three Americans. Putting it in perspective, chronic pain affects more than diabetes, cancer and heart disease combined. Chronic pain is something that former cheerleader and gymnast Barby Ingle knows all too well. From the age of four, Barby had trained in dance, gymnastics, and cheering. … Read the rest

 

SPIRITUALITY AND CHRONIC PAIN

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 … Read the rest

 

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 considering participating in a clinical … Read the rest

 

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 … Read the rest

 

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 … Read the rest