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, Long-Term Opi­oid Ther­a­py – What Are the Effects?, brings us the results of Dr. For­est Tennant’s ground-break­ing study. He eval­u­at­ed 24 chron­ic pain patients from 30 to 79 years old who had been using opi­oids for 10 […]

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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