In my Reading Illness class, we get to do a 10-12 page paper on both the science and literature/language of a certain illness. Right now, it looks like I'm doing mine on RSD/CRPS, but broadening the language to chronic pain. Should be interesting.
The thing is, you'd think that after
writing an eleven page diatribe
about how I feel there's less information available and accessible about chronic pain if you're blind, I'd be smart enough to choose a different subject. It's a great topic for me, though, which means I'll be extra hard on myself to get it done perfectly.
I'm very excited about it, though, and I think almost anything worth doing is going to be hard. But the trick will be finding enough material. It's so much easier to focus on blindness related stuff, where the
or other services might have something helpful.
Research... Gotta love it. If you think of books that address pain, fiction or non-fiction, that are accessible, feel free to let me know. And, if family's reading this, be prepared...