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My Week In Pictures: Rehab Centre Week 1


So this week I want to get real with you. Not that I haven’t been real all along, I just want to share some personal stuff so that you can know what’s going on with me and why I may be a little slower to answer emails, comments, and other things.

Many many months ago I was referred to the Rehab Centre’s chronic pain management program to help me manage my chronic pain. This is a part of my life that isn’t 100% public although many of you have seen me on stage sporting a cane from time to time. Even though I do look fabulous with a cane, I mostly use it to help get around on bad pain days, or to prevent bad pain days.

This week I went through the education/assessment part of the program to find out if it’s a good fit for me and if I’m ready for the program. The good news is, after all the assessing and talking about my feelings, I got into the program. The bad news is, that mean I’ll be busy for 6 hours every weekday from now until February 1st. I’ve decided to cut down on performance to accommodate this, although I’ll still be doing Live Jazz Monday at Mercury Lounge (tonight!!)

Now, I don’t want this to turn into a chronic pain blog so I’m going to spare you all the details. I just wanted to let you know because I could really use encouragement and support during this program. I hope to learn a lot of really helpful tips for managing pain during my time at the Rehab Centre. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them in the comments below.


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Renée is a queer, non-binary, disabled, and chronically ill creator based in Montreal. They are a singer, songwriter, pianist, YouTuber, and Periscoper. They are currently a student of jazz studies at Mcgill University and a freelance vocal coach for young and emerging singers.


  1. Riek

    I’m so glad that you got into the program, Renée! I’m sending you lots of positive thoughts and hope that you really can get some good from the program. Hurrah!

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