In Pain? Fight the Stiff Upper Lip

On bad days, Barbara Deatherage, 44, is mired so deep in pain that she cannot find any words to explain how she feels. "Fibro fog days are where you just can't do too much. It's hard when you know these words," Deatherage said, trailing off. "See, I'm losing words here." Though the language of pain is rich, full of words such as "searing" and "taut" and "agonizing," at the same time it is barren and Deatherage's dilemma is shared by many people. As communicative as humans are, when it comes...Full Story
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