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That Demon Named Pain

I wrote this poem on April 8, 2018, about the pain that my chronic illnesses inflict upon me. The poem was originally posted on Medium.  It earned me a whole seven cents shortly after I posted it – and nothing after that.

It is difficult to find poetry on Medium – and I think that is part of the reason why this poem got very little attention from readers. So, I pulled it off of Medium and moved it over here, to my own blog.  Maybe I should have just posted this poem here in the first place.

I read “That Demon Named Pain” on episode 062 of Words of Jen.

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What has Helped you Cope with the Stress?

The 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge was created by @cfs_zombie.  I learned about it when someone reblogged it onto my Tumblr dashboard.  Each day, there is a brand new writing prompt.  All topics focus on chronic illness and/or what it is like to live with a chronic illness.

Day 29: What has helped you cope with the stress of this lifestyle?

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Name 5 Things you have Achieved Despite your Illness

The 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge is something I learned about through Tumblr. It was created by @cfs_zombie. Each day, there is a brand new writing prompt that focuses on the topic of chronic illness. I am looking forward to completing this project.

Day 28: Name 5 things you have achieved despite your illness

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Name 5 Activities

The 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge is nearly finished!  It consists of one brand new writing prompt, each day, that has something to do with chronic illness.  The Challenge was created by @cfs_zombie and I learned about it from Tumblr.  I am very motivated to complete this project.

Day 25: Name 5 activities that you have managed to pursue while being ill, and 5 activities that you have done that you wouldn’t have pursued if you hadn’t become ill.

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How Do you Juggle your Social Life?

The 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge is a project that I’ve been working my way through.  It was created by @cfs_zombie, and I learned about it through Tumblr.  Each day, for 30 days, there is a brand new writing prompt.  All of the topics have something to do with chronic illness.

Day 24: How have you managed to juggle your social life through your illness?

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What Do you Say to Yourself When you Need a Pep Talk?

The 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge was created by @cfs_zombie. I learned about it through Tumblr. Each day, there is a new writing prompt that focuses on chronic illness and/or what it is like to live with one.

Day 23: What do you say to yourself when you need a pep talk?

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How have you been Treated by the Medical System?

The 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge consists of one brand new writing prompt each day.  All topics relate to chronic illness and/or living with a chronic illness.  The Challenge was created by @cfs_zombie and I learned about it through Tumblr.

Day 22: How do you feel you have been treated by the medical system?  Explain.

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Has Being Ill Made you a Better Person?

The 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge was created by @cfs_zombie.  I first learned about it through Tumblr.  It sounded like an interesting challenge, with plenty of topics that I thought would lead to introspective and/or useful blog posts.  Every day, there is a new writing prompt that focuses on chronic illness.

Day 18: Do you think you have become a better person through being ill?  Explain.

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What is your Favorite Inspirational Quote?

The 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge is made up of a series of writing prompts that focus on chronic illness and what it is like to live with one. It was created by @cfs_zombie. I first learned about it when someone reblogged it onto my Tumblr dashboard. I am now working on the second half of the project. There have been some days when the most difficult part of the Challenge was coming up with enough energy to write about it.

Day 16: What is your favorite inspirational quote?

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Has your Illness had an Effect on your Mental Health?

The 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge was created by @cfs_zombie.  I learned about it when someone reblogged it onto my Tumblr dashboard.  Every day, there is a new writing prompt that focuses on chronic illness and the challenges faced by people who have a chronic illness.  Overall, the experience of writing about these topics has been very enlightening for me.

Day 13: Has your physical illness had any effect on your mental health?  Explain.

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