Barby lives in chronic pain. When asked how she deals with it and keeps smiling. Barby says was a cheerleader and says “
She learned to deal with her pain through practice, and although she has difficult days, she said she took the guilt away from herself. She speaks to how others can place guilt on those who use equipment such as walkers and canes. They can perceive you as being weaker or lazy, however, those tools are there to give more life.
Barby said she keeps track of her “energy pennies” and she says she has to decide how to spend those “energy pennies”. She said by doing so you can manage your social time.
She said she went from “physical cheerleader” to “mental cheerleader”, a cheerleader of hope.
She speaks to the difficulty of being properly diagnosed as well.
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Barby Ingle is a best-selling author, reality personality, and lives with multiple rare and chronic diseases; reflex sympathetic dystrophy(RSD), migralepsy, PALB2-var, endometriosis and other pain disorders. Barby is a chronic pain educator, patient advocate, and president of the International Pain Foundation. She is also a motivational speaker and best-selling author on pain topics.
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