Rehabbing for pain management

Back in November I wrote about my body renovation project, a veritable injury rehab situation. In that post, I outlined the history of my rib surgeries and various other procedures. Little did I know at that time that my project would be delayed by several months and cost a lot more money. I suppose all renovation projects are subject to such hiccups. When I had surgery in February, I wasn’t naïve enough to think everything … Continue reading

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The body renovation project

I watch home improvement shows. Not out of a desire or likelihood of doing any sort of renovations on my own home; no, I don’t have any plans for that. I am more like a voyeur, appreciating the niceties and waiting for the catastrophes, because, in the world of home improvements, there is inevitably some sort of misadventure. It takes a while to choose the right workers and then there are disagreements with the very … Continue reading

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7 steps to dealing with chronic pain

Do you remember the book Flowers for Algernon? It is the story of a man with an IQ below 70 who undergoes an operation which triples his IQ. Over time, though, his IQ starts to drop and returns to its original level. I read the book way back in junior high, but I still vividly recall feeling compassion for this man who suffered so much. I cannot help but think about this story with regards … Continue reading

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