Rowing Back to Life

When I was in my late twenties, I became a card-carrying resident of the city of Boston. I had acquired some real furniture by then, and inevitably, the day arrived when, if I wanted it moved, I could no longer rely on simply renting a U-Haul truck and pressing my friends into service. It became […]

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“This Might Hurt A Little” — Procedural Pain

First, do no harm? This is not what I wanted to write about today. But yesterday, I woke up during an outpatient diagnostic procedure, began to feel stabbing abdominal pain, made the surgeon and clinical staff aware of this, and nothing was done about it. I was in a haze induced by the conscious-sedation cocktail […]

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Arm and Shoulder Pain After Breast Cancer

Shoulder Pain, Among Other Things I wasn’t going to write a post this week. I’ve just finished up the latest round of doctor visits, tests and diagnostic images that are required now to make sure that breast cancer has not returned. According to all this recent rigamarole, so far, it hasn’t. So, I get to […]

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Adapting — Practical Stuff for Hands & Arms

Sometimes, I feel like such an idiot. I’ve been promising to write a post about neuropathy, especially in the hands, which I know a lot of my readers suffer from.  There are a few treatment modalities that we physical therapists can perform with patients who have neuropathy, that can reduce or eliminate it.  I was […]

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