Menacing Barn

This is the second time that I photographed this barn – and both times the barn feels menacing, maybe sinister. It is a good photo for me to post today because right now I’m feeling a little surly. I had a great day shopping with 13 year old granddaughter Emily and I am working on the quilt I’m making her […]

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Life in Paradise

I don’t think my life can get any better. When so many of my relatives have died and most of my friends have serious health issues, I know that life is precarious, even tenuous. Seeing the morning light is a glorious experience. Feeling the freshness of a new day after a good night’s sleep fills me with excitement. Being able […]

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Time Heals

Time heals. We tell that to young people who have had their hearts broken. Sometimes we say it to people who have had tragic losses, when we know how much they are hurting but don’t know what to say to help them hurt less. If we are the one hurting we probably need to hear it, we need to know […]

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Doctors Not Taking Pain Seriously

So often I hear that people go to doctors and the doctors don’t take their pain seriously. I also know that most doctors are afraid of prescribing narcotic pain medications for people who have fibromyalgia. As I have been looking for a new doctor, one that I went to said that he would be willing to work with me to keep symptoms controlled but he doesn’t prescribe narcotics for people with FM. Here is a link to an interesting article by a doctor who experienced chronic pain after a car accident. His experience with other doctors led him to change how he practiced medicine. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/pain-doctor-chronic-pain-patient Related articles Is chronic pain in the brain? (blogs.abc.net.au) Doctors petition FDA to change labeling of painkillers (sacbee.com)

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