Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

Being an active part of your own health care team, part I

People who have chronic or complex health issues need to take an active role in their own health care. That doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and in fact it runs counter to the traditional way of interacting with “Doctor God” that I, for one, learned from my own parents. In this series, we’ll talk about […]

July 16, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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Fight Brain Fog!

Or, at the very least, give yourself more resources to fight it! Cognitive abilities are like muscles, in that they have to be developed and exercised regularly, even stretched to keep them flexible. We can’t necessarily avoid the cognitive deficits that come with some of our illnesses, or as a side effect of our medications. […]

July 15, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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Hope for Pain Relief

I’ve known of mindfulness practices for several years, and read Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn several years ago. It is one of the books I’ve recommended on this blog in the past. I have only recently, though, truly committed myself […]

March 23, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
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Long term opiate use safe; One woman’s experience with Savella

There are two great articles from Karen Lee Richards in HealthCentral’s Chronic Pain Connection newsletter today. The first,

December 3, 2009 · Cyn Armistead · 6 Comments
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Tips and Tools for Working From Bed

I’ve never encountered this web site before, but it was linked from a blog carnival, and the article is pretty good: Because Sitting up is for Suckers: 70+ Tools, Tips and Hacks to Work from Bed I still miss my laptop! And I have a pretty nice setup, but can’t help drooling at this: the […]

June 27, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
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