Sometimes I just can't believe the personal details I put online. To be honest, I think that's why I don't work on this blog as often as My Sacroiliac Joint Saga. It's super easy to provide people with factual information, with only a few personal tidbits thrown in. This blog, though? This is the one … Continue reading Why I fired my primary care doctor after 10+ years.
Hi everyone-- So, I think I'm officially going to be fine :) In a nutshell, my symptoms are improving so rapidly that I expect to make a full recovery. In more detail: I did follow up with a neurologist yesterday, who also thought my exam looked normal, except for the sensations of tingling and numbness … Continue reading A happy update :)
Hi again everyone, So, first of all-- thank you so much for all of your kind comments and well-wishes. It really means a lot to me to know people care and also to know my message is getting out! As I explained in my last post, on Friday night I went to the emergency room … Continue reading Chiropractic Injury, Part 2: Saturday
Hi everyone! So... this is not all what I had been planning to write about this week. But I had the craziest experience this weekend, and I feel a responsibility to spread the word about what happened to me. (My apologies to those of you who follow My Sacroiliac Joint Saga as well-- you're going to get … Continue reading Why I spent the weekend in the ER after a chiropractor visit
I wanted to share a really important post with you all this morning, from the author of Chronically Undiagnosed. She's a therapist who is dealing with chronic illness. Recently, she wrote about her experience attending a chronic pain support group that incorporated some of the theories of modern pain science... but did so very badly. … Continue reading Too much of a good thing: when people don’t really *get* pain science
Okay, so here’s the story of the time I thought I’d found the right person to help me, which of course, made it all the more disappointing when it didn’t turn out to be the case. In telling my story, I’m choosing to gloss over every little ache and pain I had; every time I … Continue reading The doctor who *almost* helped me (How I developed central sensitization, Part 6)
As I try to get braver about sharing this blog with the people in my everyday life (it's been relatively secret up until now), I want to be sure I'm clear about the fact that there are absolutely still days when I'm in pain. The purpose of my blog is not to tell you I've … Continue reading What’s in my chronic pain toolkit?
Whew. I have really enjoyed writing my more personal posts recently-- I love to tell a good story, and to feel as though my past experiences have some meaning. (And I've really appreciated all your kind words, comments, and shares!). But also, wow-- some of those posts were very emotional for me. Right now I’m … Continue reading Learning about central sensitization: the power of naming, and the future of pain treatment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8defN4iIbho I never know quite what to call the posts in which I share a video. Every title I think of sounds either click-baity or boring. Like for this one: “Mayo Clinic doctor explains central sensitization.” “Awesome video on central sensitization,” etc. etc. In this day and age… what do you call something that truly … Continue reading What I really want you to know
Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a great summer. I just wanted to let you know that I recently added a new section to my blog, to focus on central sensitization. When I began this blog in late 2012, I started out writing about the topics of chronic pain and fibromyalgia, terms which most of my … Continue reading Shedding light on central sensitization