The Four Categories of Pain– Dr. Jay Joshi

Hi everyone! I’ve just discovered this awesome talk on central sensitization by pain management physician Dr. Jay Joshi.  It’s totally packed with information I want to share with you all– such as why it’s so hard to get help for central sensitization, and how ketamine infusion treatments can help.  There’s so much here, though, that I thought I’dContinue reading “The Four Categories of Pain– Dr. Jay Joshi”

Being okay with uncertainty

When I first started this blog, I was angry.  I never wrote about it, because I didn’t want to bring people down, but I was sick and tired of trying to explain my health issues to the people in my life, and feeling like they didn’t believe me. Maybe you can’t see the anger, becauseContinue reading “Being okay with uncertainty”

Shedding light on central sensitization

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 myContinue reading “Shedding light on central sensitization”

How I developed central sensitization: Part 2

Continued from Part 1 My doctor said I had what was called “glass back” syndrome.  Every muscle, from my neck to my lower back, was locked in spasm.  Even the smallest movement could set off a domino effect, each muscle triggering the next, until my entire back would feel like a blaze of pain.  IContinue reading “How I developed central sensitization: Part 2”

An Update on Life with One Ovary

One of the topics readers most frequently contact me about is the time I had to have emergency surgery to remove my right ovary. In case you aren’t familiar with the story, I had had abdominal pain throughout most of my twenties.  Doctors had told me it was nothing to worry about– just digestive issues.Continue reading “An Update on Life with One Ovary”