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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.

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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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How to Read a Newspaper

How do you feel when you hear that someone with your same condition has gotten well?
This blogger explores the honest thoughts and feelings she and so many of us experience when a fellow Spoonie recovers.
I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I did:

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Scenario: we read a newspaper article about someone who’s found an instant cure from (insert Spoonie condition of your affliction) after a relatively short amount of time. Our initial reaction probably includes some combination of these thoughts:

  • They were never ill in the first place.

  • They were ill but it’s not true that they are now well.

  • They can’t have had what I have.

  • It’s true that they recovered but for a different reason.

  • It’s great that they found a way to get well.

  • If I try that will it work for me?

  • I’ve been ill much longer, I’d know if that works.

  • Why have I been ill so long? It’s not fair.

  • The newspaper has got it wrong.

I think these reactions could do with some unpacking.

They were never ill in the first place.

After we’ve got over our initial reaction this thought is probably the easiest to kill…

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Medicating with Marijuana may not be for you if….

With more and more states in the US permitting the use of medical cannabis for different conditions, questions about medical marijuana have been on the lips of nearly every person with a chronic or progressive condition.
Author/blogger, The Disabled Diva answers your questions and curiosities in this totally dope article 🙂

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Have you been considering medicating with marijuana?  Choosing to treat my chronic conditions with marijuana was the best decision I have ever made regarding my health.  While it has given me new life, I also understand that it isn’t for everybody.  So how do you know if it is for you or not?

Medicating with marijuana may not be for you if…….

….. you do not have access to any medical marijuana dispensaries. Never purchase marijuana from a street dealer!!!! Dispensaries provide clean marijuana and you can be confident that it wasn’t tainted with anything you wouldn’t want to put in your body.

….. you believe that your doctor will support your decision.  Although two of my physicians have not discouraged me from medicating with marijuana, they don’t necessarily support it either.  One understands that it is my only choice because my body reacts so badly to prescription pain…

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