What works

Some Things Don't Always Work

This will be quick as I've been in major pain all day. Today illustrates one of those 'evil' principles of dealing with Fibro. Namely, what helped before may not help today. A lot of times if I soak in a very hot bath (with Epsom salts); that soaking seems to trigger an end to the…

The Monster Behind My Eyeballs

What happens when you feel tired? Does the "Monster" take up residence behind your eyeballs? You know the one that whispers in your ear. Dis-couraging advice like: "Why bother?" "Give it up! You”ll never succeed." "Nobody wants your talents." "Why don’t you just jump…" I don’t remember where I first heard this advice, but it’s…

Support

This is for Rumi T. SUPPORT  Each of usIs aloneAndYet not.  None but usLives insideThe bodyAndThe mind.  None other can know, taste,savour the fear, terror,happiness, delight,and ecstasy.  Pale empathiesWe share.Yet, living inside,AloneYields notCompleteness.  In TruthWe are islands.We alone chooseInsular statusOrConstruct bridges,Causeways,And, paths to others.  Connections are madeNot from oneRather the reachingOut of two.  You will…

Sit With The Pain

So, the leg is acting up… Hurts like freakin hell. Doc, says (this time) could be Sciatica. Swell, that’s diagnosis 4 1/2. Didn’t take the good drugs on the weekend… ran out. Man oh man, ya appreciates drugs when ya don’t got em. Just off the phone with my favourite clinical pschologist Dr. Karen Shue….

Talk to The Pain

If you’ve been following along these last 13 days, you know that I somehow ‘injured’ my left leg. I put injured in quotes for a couple of reasons. One, none of the medical professionals I talked to really knew what was wrong… or what happened… or why. Two, something I read yesterday, causes me to…