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HABEUS CORPUS

Applying for disability benefits is roughly equivalent to applying for a death certificate. Each requires a demand of Habeus Corpus—produce the body—and for roughly the same reasons. The coroner must have a body to view to make sure of its deadness. The … Continue reading

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My Friend

My friend, George Edgerton, died sometime early today. We were brothers to each other and I know how much we will all miss him. George had such great heart and empathy for those who suffered. He was, for me, and … Continue reading

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WHITE VEHICLES: A DIGRESSION OF SORTS

I’ve begun to notice a disturbing trend over the last month. By describing it here I hope to forewarn you, maybe to arm you. Maybe it’s due to the holiday season. Several weeks ago after visiting our son in Chico, … Continue reading

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CANINE APPROACH TO PAIN CONTROL

A CANINE APPROACH TO PAIN CONTROL For decades I have been a reluctant intimate of pain, and like most people in chronic pain, I’ve pursued the usual; doctors, physical therapists, massage, aroma therapy, meditation, exercise, acupuncture, surgeries, psychotherapy, medicines including, … Continue reading

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The Chrysalis

I became seriously ill with pain a few decades ago when in my late 30s. Like many of you, I had several diseases and conditions, and prior to my diagnosis I had suffered from intermittent intense pain since I was … Continue reading

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American Pain Foundation

APF Provides Resources on Safe Use of CAM Therapies — Help Spread the Word! The American Pain Foundation (APF) expanded its PainSAFE™ (Pain Safety & Access For Everyone) initiative by launching an educational module on the safe use of complementary … Continue reading

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ANNUAL EASTERN SUMMIT

In Troy, NY this last week, the American Pain Foundation held its annual Eastern Summit for their volunteer State Leaders of the Foundation’s Action Network. It was three days of presentations and discussions designed to help new leaders learn the … Continue reading

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ADOPTION

After our pal, Hunter, an 11 year old pure bred golden retriever died, my wife and I decided to live for a time without a dog as part of our family. This we decided after over 25 years with 3 … Continue reading

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ESCAPE FROM THE EMPIRE OF PAIN

When you become a citizen of the Empire of Pain there is seemingly no passport that will pave your way out of the country; once a citizen, always a citizen. Ever had that headache that starts just behind your left … Continue reading

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KINGDOM OF PAIN

I have an exotic malady, Behcet’s Disease. Behcet’s is an autoimmune disease whose main symptoms are mouth and genital lesions, chronic uveitis that can lead to blindness and other conditions. It has caused in me arthritis, maybe fibromyalgia, epididymitis and … Continue reading

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