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you know what else has a hole in the middle of it?

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Dear TG Ape: {Health Insurance Company [Money-Grubbing Wankers, Inc.]}’s pharmacy benefit manager continually review* medicines, products, and prices, to make sure the drugs that work well and are cost-effective become part of your prescription…

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and for how long

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The pain is no better. I won’t say that it is worse. It may be, but I don’t want to go there. At the behest of my physical therapist, I contacted the head researcher…

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terms

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I have a new most hated phrase. It is “living life on your own terms.” It’s always touted as this thing to aspire to, as though it takes some special strength or perseverance to achieve it.…

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My Chronic Pain in a Nutshell

For those in pain and for the people who know them.

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questions

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Miss EmilyAnnaB, one of my favorite bloggers, recently sent me a parcel of nice questions to answer, about things that have nothing to do with my shoulder. Those answers will be forthcoming later this…

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impossibilities, and the glory of the mundane

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At the end of each physical therapy session, I get ice and electric stimulation on my shoulder. I lie on my back on one of the tables with my knees bent and my head…

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Why me?

Why Me? March 28th. It has been a long dry trek through the desert of pain since I last wrote. But, in the moment, I find myself in a little oasis and so I write. Yet even in this oasis … Continue reading

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Message from The Dragonfly

Here’s something I needed to share. If the message does not resonate, don’t let that stop you from watching the video.  I will be writing again soon.  In the meantime I wish you all love, happiness, and peace. http://www.greatwesternpublishing.org/messages-from-the-dragonfly-by-john-cali/ P.S. … Continue reading

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You Can Do This!

While in the midst of a pain crisis, I was fortunate to have a wonderful doctor introduce me to an effective method of self-help.  It reduces both stress and pain.  I was in dire condition on a Friday night when … Continue reading

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Struggle

A good friend posted the art and words below on Facebook from the site “Rivers In the Ocean.”   May they  comfort you as they did me. “The fact that you are struggling doesn’t make you a burden.  It doesn’t … Continue reading

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