Do You Feel Like a “Health Hostage”™ Kidnapped by the “Chronic Illness Thief?”™

By Nancy Gordon, LCSW

Imprisoned in my body—that is exactly how I felt for too many years after a car accident. As I struggled with the shattering impact of fibromyalgia and a mild traumatic brain injury, I dubbed myself a “Health Hostage.”

My pain-filled days—and my sleepless nights—were consumed with the management of my physical symptoms.  At times, I felt I had no life—and the life I had hardly felt like living.

I know what it is like to descend ...

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