How I developed central sensitization: Part 1

Here’s a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time: the story of how I personally developed central sensitization. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’re probably aware that central sensitization occurs as the result of some sort of insult to the central nervous system.  Basically, if the body gets […]

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 like […]

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. […]

The piece that didn’t fit

When I was young, all I wanted was to fit in, to be perfect.  To do what adults expected of me.  I never had a single cavity, I never missed the school bus.   I was always teacher’s pet. Then, when I hit adolescence, the reverse.  My depression; my eating disorder; I couldn’t function, couldn’t […]

Fighting a health issue without judgement, for the first time

They say one of the worst things a blogger can do is to begin all your posts with an explanation of why it’s been so long since your last post. Normally I’m able to stop myself from doing this, but I’m going to let myself do it this time, since it’s actually relevant to what I want […]