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15 Years: Time, Memory, Remembering, Forgetting, and Stupidity

It's funny, what I forget, even now, after so long being sick. Sometimes, in my mind, I am still strong & healthy, as if time simply stopped passing when I became ill. Sometimes, it really feels that way, as if time did stop, and there is only The Before Times and a giant blur that… Continue reading 15 Years: Time, Memory, Remembering, Forgetting, and Stupidity

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Frank Talk On Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown

Those of you who know me know I am all about being 100% honest and real, all the time. No little white lies. No quiet deception. Well, it's not going to get any more real than this series, Frank Talk On Pain and Pain Meds, and what's to follow in the next few months. The… Continue reading Frank Talk On Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown

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Frank Talk, Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance

If there is one subject that is the least spoken about in the ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia (FM) communities, both between patients and also between patients and our own family members and friends, I think that subject must be the use of opioid (sometimes erroneously referred to as narcotic) pain meds to treat our pain issues.… Continue reading Frank Talk, Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance

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Frank Talk, Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions

Frank Talk On Pain and Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions (you are here) Part 3: My Personal Journey Part 4: Stormy Seas and Taking On Water (Quitting Opioids) Part 5: Walking Through The Fire (Quitting… Continue reading Frank Talk, Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions

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Frank Talk, Part 3: Pain Meds, My Personal Journey

Frank Talk On Pain and Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions Part 3: My Personal Journey (you are here) Part 4: Stormy Seas and Taking On Water (Quitting Opioids) Part 5: Walking Through The Fire (Quitting… Continue reading Frank Talk, Part 3: Pain Meds, My Personal Journey

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We Know the Enemy, or ME/CFS/FMS Explained Again.

My mother said to me the other day that my brother can't seem to wrap his mind around the concept that I'm really sick and there's really very little that can be done about it. He seems to still think that "if I only went to better doctors or the right hospital, they could figure… Continue reading We Know the Enemy, or ME/CFS/FMS Explained Again.