My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Hi everyone! First of all, I’m sorry for some of the posts that have seemed to go back on forth on whether or not I actually have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (or MCAS, for short).   First of all, I don’t want to have it.  Secondly, it’s been kind of hard to get a straight answerContinue reading “My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome”

Pain is like Memory: Dr. Jay Joshi on Central Sensitization

Okay.  I’ve really been looking forward to publishing this post. Here, we’re revisiting the same great talk by pain physician Dr. Jay Joshi.  In my last post, I outlined what Dr. Joshi says are the four main categories of pain. Central sensitization is the type that is, unfortunately, the least understood.  And it’s also theContinue reading “Pain is like Memory: Dr. Jay Joshi on Central Sensitization”

Newfound possibility

I’ve been away from my blog for the past month, and I have so much to tell you all. I took what was supposed to be a five-day trip to a wedding in California, and turned it into an amazing, impromptu two and a half week stay. To be honest, I was really scared toContinue reading “Newfound possibility”

Little things

These days,  I’m all about the little things. Last Sunday, I went with my friend Romina to her father’s house in Rhode Island.  I would say that we were going to visit, but we were actually short on time, and Romina just needed to drop some things off. But we ended up having a greatContinue reading “Little things”

Lessons from an amazing weekend

I had a crazy, fun-filled weekend. The kind of weekend I haven’t had in at least five years. Five years ago, my friends and I went to a “tango night” at a local restaurant.  It was an amazing evening.  The teachers were professional dancers, and a lot of the other students were from other countries. Continue reading “Lessons from an amazing weekend”