Ego, Medicine and RSD

If you are being treated for any chronic illness, this is a thought provoking read.
I would like to add that over the last 11 years, I have watched people try surgical, natural, and sometimes whacky treatments to find relief. So often, it was the most unlikely vitamin or oil that would finally cause the effect they had been searching for. That is why I really appreciate this writer’s view.


No, this isn’t a blog bashing your doctor’s sh*tty bedside manner. It’s also not about the doctor who makes you feel like you don’t understand your own condition (even though you have a feeling you “get it” maybe more than she does). I could blog about those things. I could blog about those ad nauseam. I will spare you my past frustration. The ego I am thinking of is ours – the patient’s.

I think in RSD we can hold ourselves back. And I think ego is the culprit.

Often we won’t entertain the idea that something we are doing or not doing just might impact our health. We believe in a pill but not healthy food. We believe in ketamine but not meditation. When we’ve worked out and lost weight, then we take credit. That we do.   But in terms of a medical condition like RSD, it seems…

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I do not know why it is that we must wade through tragic circumstances to find truth. We nearly drown! But under the water, there are pearls. I hope in writing this blog, more will come to the surface. Over the past 13 years living with chronic pain, patient advocacy has affected my life through so many remarkable young people, women and men: SURVIVORS. These individuals are HOPE personified. I wish to honor them in the same spirit they have encouraged me to press on. Six years ago, I became bed-bound from a variety of chronic illnesses after a procedure meant to help the pain condition I had been managing for several years- went bust #BIGTIME. In the last 6 years, my entire life has changed. I have changed, but I am still striving to live my best life possible. Along with sharing inspiring pieces, medical/holistic research, and awareness articles, this blog is also an attempt to put my own pieces back together. Welcome to A Body of Hope, and thank you for visiting. [Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ RSD, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Dysautonomia, Chronic Intractable Migraine, Cluster headache, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Occipital Neuralgia, Hypersensitivity to Sound & Light, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Cerebrospinal Fluid Imbalance......blah, blah, blah] >>> P.S. My headgear is protective for pain. I just rock it hard.

Posted on November 16, 2015, in Alternative Treatments, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We just had a big debate on LWR about this but the person deleted all her comments because she got nasty. She was promoting a mushroom, I think the name is ganoderma. But the problem was she was belittling the people in the group who are suffering. She felt we suffered because we didn’t want to help ourselves which I don’t think is the case. I think people are just afraid to try things, they are afraid of failures. People want to believe in the medical professionals but this isn’t always the answer. This was a great article and makes me think. thanks for sharing with us. Julie

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  2. Sometimes when people go into remission, they get frustrated that others aren’t finding their own panacea like they did. But losing all compassion like this woman did is very sad. Anything that changes the body chemistry has potential to put someone into remission be it a vitamin, herb or big expensive medical treatment.
    I’m glad you liked the article and could relate to it. Thanks Julie!


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