Monthly Archives: April 2014

Grades, Panic, Time Travel, and TV, your average day in Scotland.

Well, it’s that end of term rush and pretty much the entirety of my world is based on papers, one after another, and for the life of me I couldn’t justify spending any superfluous time at the computer. Especially since … Continue reading

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23 Tip For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain

I know I have been posting other people’s writing lately. Don’t worry, I haven’t given up writing. The truth is that right now my doctors are futzing with my anti seizure and pain meds and to function successfully both mentally … Continue reading

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Pain Scale

This is what they should really have up in hospitals and Dr’s offices instead of those happy/sad faces saying a 1 is “No Pain” and 10 “Is the Worst Pain Ever.” The reality is much more complicated than that and … Continue reading

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How Chronic Pain and Illness Fan the Flames of Uncertainty

Turning Straw Into Gold Life through a Buddhist lens by Toni Bernhard, J.D. How Chronic Pain and Illness Fan the Flames of Uncertainty Six ways uncertainty is heightened for the chronically ill Published on April 1, 2014 by Toni Bernhard, J.D. in Turning … Continue reading

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