The Search-Lorenzo’s Oil

Life can have a funny sense of timing. Watching Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), a drama about a parent’s fight for their son’s life who became sick with a rare and incurable disease that greatly affected his neuromuscular ability, months before I became a quadriplegic, in a surreal foreshadowing of what was to come, qualifies as one of those instances.

The Undiagnosed Disease Network

The Undiagnosed Disease Network is a medical program affiliated with 12 hospitals; an impressive and potentially hopeful program for patients who have ailments that can not be diagnosed or identified. If you are accepted, the team of different specialists go to exhaustive lengths over the course of one week to identiify, diagnosis and potentially treat what ails you. Sounds perfect for a medical mystery like me.

The Pain Companion

Pain management has become quite the divisive I've argument in the US today. As everyone experiences pain differently, and deals with it differently, it is not a topic I choose to explore. However, a recent read of The Pain Companion by Sarah Anne Shockley may be helpful…

Gardening, Anyone? 

Which is more important: an activity that I enjoy that also happens to be good physical therapy, or achieving physical therapy activities outside the standard exercises and happens to be an activity I enjoy? When both is met, it is the ideal activity. This is how I got into gardening. To my surprise, I learned I had many 4 legged helpers who approved!