Grateful to be okay

Well, if there’s anything I can say I learned last week week (in addition to chiropractors are dangerous), it’s this: How very, very grateful I am not to have a permanent nerve injury. I guess that’s sort of the obvious thing for anyone to say in this situation.  But what really surprised me was thatContinue reading “Grateful to be okay”

How I developed central sensitization, Part 4

I began to wonder if something about the compartment syndrome and the leg surgery could have changed something in my chemical makeup, weakening my body and depleting its healing response. After all, pain was supposed to be my body’s way of telling me that I was injured.  Something was broken; something was wrong. Time andContinue reading “How I developed central sensitization, Part 4”

The road to physical therapy school

It occurred to me recently that I really haven’t talked much about my progress towards becoming a physical therapist on this blog. So, if you’re curious, here’s my deal: I have a Bachelor’s degree in the humanities.  My concentration was social theory, with an emphasis on gender studies. My goals, when I was in college, were focusedContinue reading “The road to physical therapy school”

Reading List: Vulnerability

This is the question that has consumed me recently: how do people take their most precious and guarded memories, and spin them into stories, unfurling them to the world? It seems so easy when other people do it– when you read a famous, heart-wrenching novel for class, and analyze its themes. “I could do that,”Continue reading “Reading List: Vulnerability”

Fear of authenticity

I’ve noticed something about myself, since I started this blog. I love, love, love sharing my writing with others, and forming connections. Every time I have a meaningful moment on here– let’s say I publish a particularly personal post, and people really respond to it– I’m exhilarated. I get totally fired up. I start planningContinue reading “Fear of authenticity”