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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 … 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

 

Patients Are Abandoning Their Prescriptions at Higher Rates Than Ever Before

Patients Are Abandoning Their Prescriptions at Higher Rates Than Ever Before

By Barby Ingle

 

I decided to talk about this topic because I am personally experiencing this and hearing from multiple other patients. We are not alone in not being able to afford our medications, but I did find something to help and wanted to make sure that this information gets out to others who need proper, cost contained, and timely access to care. … Read the rest

 

“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

 

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 Fundraiser to help Michelle’s Place

Reality Rally Fundraiser to help Michelle’s Place w breast cancer patients. 

Please help us raise funds for Michelle’s Place to help them support all the clients who need services during the fight of their lives with breast cancer. Any amount is greatly appreciated. This is my donation link, https://realityrally.givecorps.com/projects/18087-ken-and-barby-s-fundraiser Please donate and thank you” – Ken and Barby

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Reality Rally is the biggest gathering of Reality TV Celebrities in … Read the rest

 

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.
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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
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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 … Read the rest