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Clinician

Professional, licensed caregiver, medical or not such as nurse, physician, technologist, therapist, etc.

Chronic Pain. A Jealous Narcissist.

By Advocate, Researcher, Caregiver, ePatient, Clinician, Podcasts One Comment

Life with chronic pain is being a stranger in a strange land whether you have the pain, live with someone who experiences chronic pain, or treat people with chronic pain. You all have much in common and little in common. The more we can speak the same language, use the same descriptors, and shortcuts, and understand each other’s dreams and pressures, the better we function as a team. Penney Cowan’s American Chronic Pain Association is for the whole team.

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Win a Lottery Without a Ticket

By Advocate, ePatient, Clinician, Podcasts One Comment

Try massive numbers of solutions to get you below the threshold to function. Most won’t work. Some will. Try for 2 weeks. Doesn’t work? Try something else. Inspiration about chronic pain from Dr. CJ Rhoads

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Help the Helpers in Crisis

By Advocate, ePatient, Clinician, Podcasts 2 Comments

Crisis: the point where a person finds themselves unable to cope. In these times of COVID, racial injustice, people are desperate for support in their lives. Lisa van Leeuwen shares her experience on a crisis hotline.

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OB Nurse. Cannabis Nurse.

By Caregiver, ePatient, Clinician, Consumer, Podcasts 2 Comments

Staying sane in an insane situation. How do our front-line, essential workers, all of them juggling duty, passion, family, income, pressure? How do moms, babies, and their partners manage the blurring of tragedy and trauma and hope and possibility? I’m grateful for nurses like Jodi Churchill Chapin, OB and Green Nurse. You’re in my heart. Let’s celebrate the year of the nurse.

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My Optometrist Saved My Life

By ePatient, Clinician, Podcasts One Comment

My optometrist taught me the value of a small, repetitive practice that changed my brain pathways, my vision, and my life. Vision as a barometer of stress. Consider eye health in this work from home, high screen world.

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