Leslie's Chronic Pain Journey

The road on my chronic pain journey is quite long. I am now 54 years young and have multiple diseases and disorders that cause pain. Here's my "Elevator Speech List": I have Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD), Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) since diagnosed in 2010 at forty-five year olds. Additionally I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Excoriation Disorder (Dermatillomania related to anxiety). Now, in 2020, I have been diagnosed with severe Osteoarthritis in both ankles and both feet.

Since June of 2012 I have been on a new path; learning how to take excellent care of myself, decrease my pain and feel joy in my life. I can now call my life "Amazing" and am grateful for everything I have experienced in each moment on this pathway. My whole life I have been a teacher. I taught fitness, nutrition and wellness for over 25 years. I then went on to teach high school science for 5 more years. While I am not physically going to work each day as a "teacher" these days,  I am now teaching through my writing and videos.  I can teach you how to decrease your pain, how to find relief and how to feel more joy in your life.

Hello and Welcome!
I am glad you have made it to my  website. It is designed as a resource for YOU, on your journey with chronic pain. I am here to help you decrease your pain and begin living each day with more energy and enjoyment.

Every small step

you take counts.

Inching yourself forward gently  is a great way

to travel on this journey.

To read Leslie's complete story...

Leslie Funk