Preparing for a Pain-Related Doctor’s Appointment

Know what questions to expect from your pain specialist. “Rate your pain on a scale from 1 to 10.” Does this sound familiar? Sometimes you don’t really know how to answer. It’s not the worst pain you have ever experienced, but it’s definitely inhibiting you from going about your daily activities. So, how do you …

Maya Angelou shared with Aches and Gains in 2014.

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Legacy for Inspiration and Grace Living with Pain

Dr. Maya Angelou was featured on Aches and Gains shortly before her passing.  After a traumatic event, Dr. Maya Angelou spent nearly six years of her youth as a mute in which she suffered great emotional pain. Despite her era of silence, she went on to become a voice for many generations and cultures as an author, …

Caregiving When Life Ends Part II

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her husband, actor Patrick Swayze were married for 34 years until his death from …

Caregiving When Life Ends Part I

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her husband, actor Patrick Swayze were married for 34 years until his death from …