Chronic Pain is an Invisible Disease
by Angela Nichols
Chronic pain is an invisible disease. This series is a response to a health diagnosis, trigeminal neuralgia and thoracic outlet syndrome, from a major mid-Atlantic hospital after a several year journey through chronic pain. I did not truly abandon hope for myself; but, what I did abandon was the hope that answers for my disease would be provided by an outside institution geared towards perpetuating the invisibility of what is not easily sought for; healing, dignity, and humanity. My journey continues.