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Living With Pain

CRPS: A Medical Mystery, Demystified

Jim Moret | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Matthew describes the feeling like "a boa constrictor tightening around your foot while it is being stabbed with a knife from the inside and simultaneously set on fire." I have witnessed his agony firsthand, because Matthew is my son.

The Pain That Shapes Our Internal Terrain

Raymond Torres | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

We rarely communicate a thought that isn't contaminated in one way or another by some form of pain. Our thought and social life has been compromised by our imperfect interactions, which are grounded in latent animosities.

Health Care: Some Doctors Are Healers, Others Are Destroyers

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Long ago I learned that not all doctors are healers. But this man was a destroyer. I do not remember leaving his office, or walking over a mile home in the bitter cold. I do remember vomiting at a street curb.