Monthly Archives: January 2013

CHRONIC-INTRACTABLE PAIN IN THE FAMILY

CHRONIC-INTRACTABLE PAIN IN THE FAMILY WHEN A SPOUSE IS IN PAIN Chronic, intractable pain rarely just affects one person. This is especially true for individuals in committed relationships, married or not married, gay or straight. Unfortunately, it has been estimated … Continue reading

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LIVING WITH PAIN: RESCHEDULING VICODIN WILL HURT PATIENTS

My latest column about a recommendation to make it much harder for pain patients to obtain Vicodin

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http://americannewsreport.com/living-with-pain-new-york-citys-crackdown-on-painkillers-8817519

My new column addressing policy changes in NYC can be read here.

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GEARS GRIND DOWN–after Stanley Kunitz’s “King of the River”

Here is what chronic illness does to you when you think you are, if you could think at all, too young to be sick. You see If you could see at all, the great clock run down, spring loose from … Continue reading

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HOURS

I hold the passing decades in our bodies her hips rise above the dewed horizon of our bed at 5:52 like a warm sunrise over tasseled corn. I can’t think of my rusted Harvester idle and cold in the open … Continue reading

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FERN CREEK, 1960

They plow up from the tree line, voracious and blind, single-minded, he thinks. Sneaky. Burrowed trails hidden deep in dank bluegrass   Collapse when stepped on into soggy warrens, their razored claws inches away, grinding. “Like Hitler’s Wehrmacht,” he sniffs, … Continue reading

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I WILL NOT TAKE COUNT

  I have finished combat with my body. it is sunset. I will lay down the medicine, the pills, the needle, the strained walk through dripping hemlocks. I will not take count of myself, my retreats, my advances.   This … Continue reading

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http://americannewsreport.com/living-with-pain-chronic-pain-and-gun-violence-8817493

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LIVING WITH PAIN: PTSD AND CHRONIC PAIN

My latest column can be read @ http://americannewsreport.com/living-with-pain-ptsd-and-chronic-pain-8817370 about the complication of post traumatic stress syndrome in the treatment of chronic pain.

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