CRPS terminology, under the nervous grin

After talking with patients, doctors, and loved ones — and, as a trained observer, carefully noticing the changes in posture, expression, and tone as I’ve done so — I’ve arrived at the following conclusion. I realize it flies in the face of current accepted usage, but there are some things … Continue reading

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Marathoning, murder, and masses

Who the hell would bomb a marathon? The shock and fury make my eyes hot and narrow. Second thought: what a way to go – accomplishment, adrenaline, euphoria, and a quick blast. Yesterday, ironically, I realized I was fully recovered from overdoing. That only took 11 days… I took careful … Continue reading

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Getting it right

H’mm… Struggling with the recurring message from the world around me that I can’t do this, I can’t cure this case of cold chronic CRPS. It’s twinned with the message that, whatever I’m doing, it’s wrong. I’m not interested in whining, because, as my CRPS cohorts know, this nonsense is … Continue reading

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Quantum physics and the divine plan

Post on one of my CRPS groups: “Everything that happens to me is part of the plan for my good.” The responses to this seemed to come through a blissed-out narcotic haze. I’m afraid I administered the verbal Narcan. Surprised? 🙂 I’ve counseled too many rape victims and abuse survivors, … Continue reading

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A gift to share

I had the pleasure and privilege of speaking with Dr. Adams, who (among other things) teaches clinical at UCSF Medical School. He provided me with a brilliant overview of the recent history of public health. “Remember [the federally mandated public health targets called] Healthy People 2000 and Healthy People 2010? … Continue reading

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