Patient and Caregiver’s Perspective

  • Heidi J. Stokes


My scholarship began at the age of 17 when a baffling series of health crises led to a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus in my senior year of high school. It marked the beginning of intense, personal research into my disease and the world of pain it brought along with it. While it was never the field of study I would have voluntarily chosen, it has been a rich education, nonetheless.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Chronic Pain Diabetic Neuropathy Pain Tolerance Exam Room 
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© American Academy of Pain Medicine 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MinneapolisUSA

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