Category Archives: Flare Up

Why I Am The Way I Am…

I will not be made to feel small by the judgements of other people. There are reasons I am the way I am. If that doesn’t measure up to the high standards you’ve set for me then I apologize. I … Continue reading

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Worst Things to Say to Someone Who’s Depressed

Some people trivialize depression (often unintentionally) by dropping a platitude on a depressed person as if that is the one thing they needed to hear. While some of these thoughts have been helpful to some people (for example, some find … Continue reading

Posted in Choices, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Clinical Depression, Depression, Despair, Diagnosis, Disbelief, Discouragement, Early Onset Alzheimer's, Emotions, Endurance, Escape, Fear, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Health, Hopelessness, Inner Strength, Irritability, Isolation, Life Is Short, Life Journey, Life Path, Medication, Memory Loss, Menopause, Osteoarthritis, Peace, Personality, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sadness, Seasons, Self Hate, Self Image, Self Love, Self Protection, Sharing, Stigma, suicide, Survival, Tendinitis | 2 Comments

Miscommunication & Dealing With Doctors

Today i want to address miscommunication with your doctor. In the days of ever growing medical practices across the country, there is more and more chance of this happening. My Nurse Practitioner, who I just got established with as a … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Anger Management, Arthritis, Best Self, Challenges, Changes, Choices, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Clear Mind, Communication, Dealing With Doctors, Emotions, Empowerment, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Focus, Funny, Health, Humor, Irritability, joyful living, Laughter, Life Journey, Medical Community, Osteoarthritis, Pain Medication, Pain Scale, Past Experiences, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcasm, Survival, Uniqueness | 2 Comments

Suicide and Pain: The Silent Epidemic

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
Pain Medicine News – Suicide and Pain: The Silent Epidemic On Oct. 26, 2003, two patients of mine, Randy and Helen—a married couple in middle age and both weary with…

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Pain & Depression

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Turn In The Corner….

Another turn in the corner another bend in the road another part of my body another pain episode ~*~*~*~            Just when I feel like I’ve handled all that I possibly can along comes another catastrophe for reasons I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Arthritis, Challenges, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Discouragement, Emotions, Endurance, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Health, Hopelessness, Isolation, Life Journey, Osteoarthritis, Past Experiences, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sadness, Survival | 2 Comments

Patients “Fired” for Misinterpreted Urine Drug Tests

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
O Tempora! O Mores! – A Draconian Practice in American Pain Management | National Pain Report Last week I received an email from a chronic pain sufferer, a woman who’d…

Posted in Acute Pain, Challenges, Choices, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Compassion, Dealing With Doctors, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Health, Life Journey, Medical Community, Medication, Opiates, Opioids, Osteoarthritis, Pain Medication, Pain Scale, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stigma | Tagged | Leave a comment