Friday, July 22, 2011

Good Things

An essay of mine about my experiences getting a diagnosis is now available in the VoxPop section of Philadelphia's Metropolis.

The essay seems to be responsible for an increase in views of my Associated Content article on the same topic; righteous anger at patient mistreatment seems to be slowly but surely making its way through cyberspace. Now to hope we reach a critical mass and force some change in the physical world!

I'll soon be doing an author interview with my friend and fellow author Tom Williams on his blog, The White Rajah. Not yet sure of the date.

I've lost 20 lb. in just over three months. Of course, that's because I've been nauseated and my diet has been severely curtailed, but still - it's 20 lb.! It needed to go, and I'm not complaining.

There are some good personal things going on, too, but it feels a little exploitative to go on and on in a public forum about those I love as opposed to just talking about myself.

I also have a cool little power-of-positive-thinking/synchronicity story to share, but I'll have to get to that at a later date. My arm is done for the day.

1 comment:

  1. Tracy, what a wonderful article. I, too, have been fed the gamut of SSRIs and muscle relaxants and, in my case, anti-seizure meds because doctors don't have the time or the inclination to diagnose me properly. I've been at this for 24 years now. Moving to Southern California from the Midwest definitely helped, but not 100 percent. June is a terrible month because of the thick marine layer that blankets the coast and inland as much as 30 miles, and dampness sends me through the roof. All this to say, I am so happy you finally got a diagnosis and proper treatment. You are very fortunate. You appear to know this, however; that's a good thing. I'm happy for you. Keep speaking out! Pain patients need to know they aren't alone. Hmmm...gives me an idea...I'll email you. ;-)

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