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My name is Dawn Anderson, & today I should be celebrating my 54th brithday.

I was a grandmother, mother, aunt, & dear friend.

I was also a #ChronicPain patient.

I used #opioid medication to maintain a decent #QualityOfLife.

I was forcibly tapered from my pain meds in 2016.
I found other patients who were suffering because of the #WarOnDrugs, & I cried out for help.

I shared my story with journalists.

I wrote my PCP a letter.

I attended a #DPPRally with my daughter @AmandaLatronica. I'm so proud of her. She's a #warrior!

painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2019/3…
In March 2019, my kidneys failed me, & I ended up at the hospital.

I was strapped to a hospital bed & injected with thorazine because I was confused.

The pain was horrific & STILL-no one listened. #PainStigma

I decided to let go on March 11, 2019.

I refused dialysis, & died.
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Here’s my latest update to the list of Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags.

- previous update 02.24.19 -

Please share it! Thank you. :-)

@ImageAltText Graffiti background. Foreground in white letters on a  red background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”
There will be a PDF version up for download on my Ko-fi, likely tomorrow morning. The link is at the end.
Hashtags For Personal Narratives.

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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🚨🚨🚨Vulnerable tweet/thread alert. 🚨🚨🚨

Over the coming weeks, I am going to start a series of tweets & even act like a millennial and hashtag them as #Mythbusters #paintoo #painsplaining #painstigma and #painshaming.
Today is vulnerable part - why I think this is necessary.

I’ve been public that I used opioids after a surgical injury to my spinal cord left me unable to sit or stand and severely limited in walking. #paintoo #painsplaining #painstigma #painshaming

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I’ve never been more aggressively shamed, reduced or had my intelligence questioned more than since publicly donning the cloak of a pain patient. #paintoo #painsplaining #painstigma #painshaming

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