TO INJECT? OR NOT TO INJECT? THAT IS THE QUESTION
People ask me all the time if they should get an injection into their knee for their chronic pain. I tell them that there are many things to consider before signing on the dotted line and giving consent for an injection into your knee.
You go to …Read More
September is Pain Awareness Month; I actually find this ironic because if you have chronic pain, you probably don’t need anyone to remind you of this.
September also signals the change of seasons. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the warm days and cool nights. I love watching football with family and friends …Read More
My husband coaches a little league baseball team in our town. Our sons have long since grown up, but he kept talking about the “good old days with the boys” so I made him fill out a volunteer coaching application and told him to get out of the house. The little league gave him a …Read More
I can hear you talking.
“You don’t know anything about me. You are a doctor with all those initials after your name. What do you know about having to feed your family with this pain?”
You’re right. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice. I have been in healthcare for over 33 years. I have been an …Read More
Some days, you just don’t want to get out of bed. I know. I’ve been there. For those of us with chronic pain, those days seem to happen more than the good days when you wake up and take on the challenge of a new day.
If you are like me and spend more mornings than …Read More
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Having chronic pain is like living your life on a roller coaster; there are up days and down days and sometimes you’re just trying to hang on. You never …Read More
I love to travel. Visiting some place that I’ve never been or even going to someplace that I’ve been before is always exciting for me. Seeing new scenery and meeting new people is a lot of fun!
Driving to faraway places also allows me to see much more of the great United States. But for some …Read More
The calendar still says Spring but here in Ohio it feels like Summer. The mornings are humid, the days are warm and there’s the smell of fresh cut grass in the air. Some of the neighborhood kids are already out of school and you can hear them playing outside until dark.
If you have chronic pain …Read More
Having chronic pain brings a mix of emotions. You feel frustrated, depressed, anxious, guilty, isolated…the list goes on and on. You get tired of the merry-go-round of emotions. Some days you feel good and some days you feel bad. There is no rhyme or reason and it’s impossible to predict.
But one feeling that many of …Read More
Memorial Day is just around the corner. The day that we remember those who gave their lives in active military service. It’s also a day that is spent with friends and family and the unofficial start of summer.
I remember growing up that the local swimming pool opened on Memorial Day, so my day was spent …Read More