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Registered Nuts – A Night in the Life of an ER Nurse

I've ceased with the pre-shift ritual of meditating in my parked truck along with a soothing piece of music. No more prayers to God en route to work asking for more patience, more humanity, more understanding. I have accepted the fact that it will be no different than any other night in the Emergency Department, no matter if I blare Yanni's rancid piano etudes or make a promise to God to pass out my own body parts to...

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Knee Pain Treatment – Traditional VS Non-Traditional

What can we say about knee pain treatment? Some treatment involves surgery and others involve taking prescription medication but all done in the name of pain relief. The problem is when we treat symptoms and not the cause of the symptom what are we really accomplishing. The sad part is that our medical system is geared towards treating symptoms instead of finding cures. When trying to find an effective knee pain treatment, it can be difficult if you are...

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Life Without Painkillers – Kickin’ the Painkiller Habit

In another article here, I wrote about living in chronic pain for several years, and how with the help of a fantastic super doctor, I'm now out of a wheelchair, and have stopped taking painkillers for the most part. This article is about the insidious painkiller, and how it doesn't like to let go of it hold over you even months later, I'm still being plagued by a body that wants a painkiller.I was taking about 20 painkillers a...

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Barbara’s Ovarian Cancer Story Part II

Ovarian Cancer: Process and SurvivalPost SurgeryRead Part I for information regarding diagnosis and surgery...The next few weeks after my discharge from the hospital, were very busy. My sister, Nance, and my mom decorated the house and Christmas tree. My sister Lauren visited from Washington and cleaned, cooked and lent invaluable support to all of us. There were visits to the surgeon for follow-up and the oncologist for the initial visit. John and my sisters accompanied me. It was so...

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Are You in Pain? You Aren't Alone

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans suffer chronic pain, from a wide range of injury and disease, at a cost of $ 600 billion annually (WebMD). The National Center for Health Statistics reports that 2/3 of these people experience pain daily with a severe impact on their quality of life, well-being, and enjoyment of life. 3/4 have low energy, trouble concentrating, and depression. 6/7 report an inability to sleep well - that's most of them...

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My Experience With Runners Knee

Experiencing symptoms of runners knee? Let me share my experience with you. I am a young, healthy individual who enjoys outdoor activities like jogging, running, and marathons. Being active is something that allows me to clear my head and relax. So, I just about went crazy when I developed Runner's Knee. Once in a while I will compete or run marathons, but usually I run every day. But then last...

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