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Heroes of Healing is a non-judgmental, forum-based website for caregivers and those in pain to come together to share personal stories of struggle, perseverance and triumph. With over 100 million Americans looking for medical validation, the site’s mission is to support and inspire one another through the recovery process.


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Please, Tell me ALL the risks.

Posted by Carol Levy on July 22, 2014 at 4:03pm

An update on my Chronic Pain Petition...

Posted by Marianne Van Arsdell on July 21, 2014 at 3:24pm

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Profile Icont4454, Ebony Marie, Jaddison and 1 more joined Heroes of Healing
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Beverly Rivera posted a blog post

Update on Me and How's Advocacy? :)

Hello all!I'm hanging in there. Still in therapy, although it looks like it's going to be extended. Pain has been not so good, and if had a few complications post surgery. Still waiting on a miracle and working on me. It's the best I can do.Advocating is going well. At least with going out to doc appointments and stuff, you get to connect with others that may be going through the same thing. While handing out pamphlets is okay, I call here and there or email through the blasts through the pain…See More
Carol Levy posted a blog post

Please, Tell me ALL the risks.

A Pained Life: Tell Me All the RisksJuly 22nd, 2014 by Carol Levy, ColumnistI realized the other day I have been miscounting how many surgeries and procedures I have had to try to stop my facial pain.I have been using a count of 12, and I’m currently struggling with the decision of whether to go ahead with number 13.There have been 4 outright brain surgeries and 2 procedures where they inserted a needle through my cheek and into the trigeminal nerve.bigstock-medical-exam-7540763Numbers #7…See More
Jul 22
Marianne Van Arsdell posted a blog post

An update on my Chronic Pain Petition...

Hello everyone!I haven't been on, lately, due to a death in my family and because of my intense pain. However, I've gotten more signatures, on my petition, which I am sending to the President, all politicians and the DEA/FDA, too! Thank you, to all who have signed my petition, I am hoping to get more signatures, to be heard. I also have been going to the President's, "Front Porch" site, telling him, my stories, and also telling stories of other chronic pain patients. How we are being treated as…See More
Jul 22


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