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Writer, chronic pain warrior, life coach, and 3X sepsis survivor.

About JennyB.

Hey, hi, hello, and welcome to my official about me page on Medium. For some of you that might not know me, let me introduce myself.

I’m JennyB. A writer, content creator, advocate, life coach, chronic pain warrior, and 3X sepsis survivor.

My mission with my writing career and life coach brand, JennyB-Writer, is to make a difference in my reader’s and client’s lives and raise awareness for the chronic pain and chronic illness community.

While also raising Sepsis awareness, the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Through my advocacy, I help teach pain sufferers how to navigate…

Being able to write about my pain and suffering has helped me a lot.

Photo by: Nikki Zalewski | Shutterstock | Teal is the Sexual Assault Awareness color.


It’s been eleven years, seven months, and seven days since I was assaulted on my 22nd birthday in 2010. But who’s counting anyway?

I’m not sure how long it took me to finally “get over” the fact that I was assaulted, but I know it was a long and bumpy road.

While meeting with my therapist, we discussed how I felt like I had a more traumatizing experience going through septic shock in 2016 than I did being assaulted.

However, that’s not to say that my assault wasn’t traumatic because it was.

But the reason why I feel that way is because I developed a lot more long-lasting physical…

Well, I know I am.

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I keep going back to the same’ olé guys who lead me on then for no apparent reason; they ghost me. They won’t respond to my texts, and they won’t even try to communicate with me first.

If I didn’t initiate a conversation between us, then we wouldn’t talk.

The guy I met off OkCupid, who I will call Chad, doesn’t speak to me anymore, and that’s because I stopped texting him first. If I wanted to chat with him, I would have to be the one to start that conversation and text him first.

As you can guess, I…

We need to take care of ourselves, physically and mentally.

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My friend has found herself in quite a predicament, and I don’t know how to help her. But is it our job to help our friends? When does it cross over the line of being just “a good friend” to their life support?

I understand the struggle of wanting to help your friend get better and needing to stay away from them for your mental health and physical health.

My friend has been living her life around shady people who do shady things.

Usually, I would think I need to do whatever I can to help my friend, yet; I…

I wish more people would understand what it’s like.

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For the last two weeks, I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. My arms and legs are throbbing and aching badly.

Because of how bad this pain flare-up is, I had no other choice but to call in sick on Tuesday. (9/7/21)

I understand that I call in sick to work a lot, but when you’re in pain daily, you would call in sick to work as well.

Living life with chronic pain is complex.

I’m not just talking about living your life in constant pain- hard, and I’m talking about it’s hard for a chronic pain sufferer to do daily…

Learning the signs of sepsis could help save lives.

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September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and there’s so much we can do to raise awareness of the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of death in U.S. hospitals.

I wanted to create a fundraiser for many people to join, but I always procrastinate till the last minute and never got around to making it.

However, you don’t need to have a big fundraiser to raise awareness. You can do something simple like send a tweet to your Governor asking them to declare September as Sepsis Awareness Month in your state.

I have sent both my previous…

That answer is no, go vaccinate your kids.

Portrait of a confused young woman looking away by: Dean Drobot | Shutterstock. Edited with graphics by author JennyB using Canva.

According to the CDC, 52.4% of the total US population is fully vaccinated, while 61.8% of the total population in the US had at least one dose. Date as of: August 31st, 2021.

With all the information we have on how vaccines DO help and how they DO work, we should expect to see a higher percentage of fully vaccinated people.

Yet, many people still believe that vaccines are unsafe and will do more harm than getting infected with the virus, so they refuse to get the COVID vaccine or vaccinate their kids.

Refusing to vaccinate isn’t some new trend…

Look for ways that will spark your creativity.

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I have been struggling to get back into the swing of things and publish more writing. Unfortunately, that never happened.

I had this crazy notion that I would write throughout my vacation and have many different stories to publish.

As you can see on Medium, my plan never worked out. Now, for some reason, I’m blocked. I don’t have writer’s block since I have several stories I can write, but I’m blocked from starting to write in the first place.

I love writing, so it’s confusing why I’ve been having such a hard time getting myself to write.

I know it’s not writer’s burnout because, let’s face it, I haven’t written and published consistently enough to get writer’s…

If you want others to support your work, you should do the same.

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I love writing on this platform, and I’m grateful for finding Medium. Since I started writing on Medium over two years ago, I feel like I have grown so much as a writer, and I believe I have the other writers here and their stories to thank.

I’ve met some fantastic writers that I’m lucky enough to call my friends, who inspire me every time I read their stories.

I learn different writing techniques and find which topics perform better than others, all from reading their work.

I read a story a few days ago that struck a nerve since…

Do your own research and stop listening to celebrities.

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I’m so sick of ignorant anti-vaxxers, and that also goes for anti-maskers. They don’t want to accept the reality that their ignorance and arrogance are why COVID has gotten worse and why we have variants such as Delta.

They call the rest of us blind sheep for following the CDC guidelines and for choosing to wear a mask out in public, and for getting vaccinated.

They accuse us of doomscrolling while quarantining at home when in fact, we’re reading various medical journals and scientific studies about COVID and how we can do our part in slowing the spread of the…


Writer | Chronic Pain Sufferer | 3X Sepsis Survivor| Fun Fact: I’m Bram Stoker’s & Boris Karloff’s cousin.

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