The push & pull of when to keep going, and when to rest

Yesterday I was trying to drive home in rush hour traffic, along a route I wasn’t familiar with, and I ended up taking one wrong turn after another. For those that know Boston, I was trying to get on Storrow Drive West, but somehow ended up going up Route 1 North, over the Tobin Bridge.Continue reading “The push & pull of when to keep going, and when to rest”

Learning about central sensitization: the power of naming, and the future of pain treatment

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’mContinue reading “Learning about central sensitization: the power of naming, and the future of pain treatment”

Reasons why I write

Every once in a while, I freak out.  Why in the world am I putting all this personal stuff about my life online? I woke up this morning feeling like I needed to update my blogging “Mission Statement.”  I wasn’t sure if I was going to share it or not, but now I feel likeContinue reading “Reasons why I write”

There is reason to hope.

I saw a comment on Twitter today which really broke my heart, so I wanted to write this and make it clear: If you are experiencing pain hypersensitivity (through central sensitization), there is every reason to hope. If your nervous system has changed one way, it is possible to change it back. It won’t beContinue reading “There is reason to hope.”

San Francisco, Revisited

It’s so interesting for me to go back to San Francisco. As you may remember, I spent a few weeks in SF back in June, following a good friend’s wedding in Napa Valley. I actually just wrapped up another trip out there. I spent most of September in SF, staying with a friend and tryingContinue reading “San Francisco, Revisited”