22 episodes

Pain and illness can become an all-consuming experience. As a chronic pain sufferer for over twenty years, I know firsthand how pain can easily take over your life and isolate you from others. But the truth is we are so much more than illness and we are not alone. There are millions of fellow warriors on their own journey. Join me every Tuesday as we hear real stories of people living with pain and illness, their challenges, their victories and the treatments they use to get through each day. I Am Not My Pain and neither are you!

I Am Not My Pain with Melissa Adams Melissa Adams

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Pain and illness can become an all-consuming experience. As a chronic pain sufferer for over twenty years, I know firsthand how pain can easily take over your life and isolate you from others. But the truth is we are so much more than illness and we are not alone. There are millions of fellow warriors on their own journey. Join me every Tuesday as we hear real stories of people living with pain and illness, their challenges, their victories and the treatments they use to get through each day. I Am Not My Pain and neither are you!

    S1E21: Finding Acceptance and New Purpose with Chronic Illness- Part Two

    S1E21: Finding Acceptance and New Purpose with Chronic Illness- Part Two

    Continuing our conversation with warrior, Samantha Moss. Listen in as Sam shares more about how she finds acceptance and embraces her new life as a patient advocate, blogger, podcaster, and author, with her biggest passion being her global Facebook support group called, Medical Musings with Friends; now 1,800 members strong. To learn more about Samantha Moss or her new book, you can visit her blog, "My Medical Musings"  https://mymedmusings.com/ or listen to her Podcast, "Medical Musings With Sam" https://anchor.fm/my-medical-musings.

    • 43 min
    S1E20: Finding Acceptance and New Purpose with Chronic Illness- Part One

    S1E20: Finding Acceptance and New Purpose with Chronic Illness- Part One

    Meet warrior, Samantha Moss. Sam had a successful management career in financial services until 2014, when she had a severe bowel prolapse resulting in a permanent colostomy. Many diagnoses followed including a complex idiopathic Rare Bone Disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Sam constantly struggles with pathological broken bones and a future filled with unpredictability. Tune in to hear Sam’s amazing story of finding acceptance and embracing her new life as a patient advocate, blogger, podcaster, and author, with her biggest passion being her global Facebook support group called, Medical Musings with Friends; now 1,800 members strong. To learn more about       Samantha Moss or her new book, you can visit her blog, "My Medical Musings"  https://mymedmusings.com/ or       listen to her Podcast, "Medical Musings With Sam" https://anchor.fm/my-medical-musings.

    • 39 min
    S1E19: Being a Chronically Ill Woman in Today’s Healthcare System

    S1E19: Being a Chronically Ill Woman in Today’s Healthcare System

    Meet warrior, Saramax Guttman. Saramax has been diagnosed with celiac disease, epilepsy, psoriatic arthritis and lupus and has suffered with mental illnesses such as OCD since childhood. Saramax knows firsthand how the healthcare system can view and treat you differently as a woman with a chronic illness. Tune in as she shares her experience and how she promotes awareness on living with chronic illness and supports adults with developmental disabilities as an employment counselor. Read Saramax’s article mentioned in the podcast here: https://themighty.com/2022/05/working-full-time-with-chronic-illness-and-making-choices/. This interview was recorded prior to the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

    • 36 min
    S1E18: Brace for Impact- Chronic Illness Collides with Everyday Life

    S1E18: Brace for Impact- Chronic Illness Collides with Everyday Life

    Meet warrior, Jen. Jen suffers from Functional Neurological Disorder causing severe dizziness, tiredness, migraines, and cognitive issues. Once a tax consultant, Jen is now disabled and feels the impact of her condition in all areas of her life. Listen as Jen explains how she adjusts her everyday life from cooking to running errands around her condition and her small town and how she finds humor where she can.

    • 35 min
    S1E17: Self-Management Tools for Chronic Illness- Part Two

    S1E17: Self-Management Tools for Chronic Illness- Part Two

    Continuing our conversation with warrior, Andy Kottmeier Moar as she offers more self-management tools for the chronically ill.

    • 26 min
    S1E16: Self-Management Tools for Chronic Illness- Part One

    S1E16: Self-Management Tools for Chronic Illness- Part One

    Meet warrior, Andrea (Andy) Kottmeier Moar. Andy is diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, kidney disease, neuropathy, type 1 diabetes, vitiligo, and more. Andy taught a six-week chronic disease self-management course called, “Better Choices, Better Health” in Alberta, Canada. Tune in to Andy share her story and what important self-management tools we can use when living day-to-day with chronic conditions.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

Greenway Road ,

Amazing Podcast

I don’t have a chronic illness but Melissa’s podcast expands my understanding of those who do. She’s a warm, empathetic, and skilled interviewer.

Crpsatl ,

Such a necessary podcast!

Melissa has an amazing medical journey and is helping to pay it forward by bringing awareness to the chronic pain community. Thanks for all you do for us!

rabgkkc ,

Grateful for Melissa’s podcast!

What an amazing presentation!!