Drum Head: Playing Through My Chronic Pain
But pain and pleasure intertwine in playing the drums, much as they do elsewhere in life.
This is Pain in the Brain, a column by Melissa Hung on life with a chronic headache.
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Melissa Hung is a writer and journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Longreads, Pacific Standard, and Body Language (Catapult 2022). She is the founding editor of Hyphen magazine. She grew up in Texas, the eldest child of immigrants. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @melissahungtx and at melissahung.xyz.
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