Our web home for projects relating to health, chronic illness, neurologic issues, CRPS and comorbidities, language and logic...
"Isy Aweigh" blogs
On science and medicine, in plain English (yes, it is possible):
Biowizardry: Cauterizing the Bleeding Edge, the informative blog
On living as delightfully as possible despite CRPS:
Life, CRPS and Everything: Living Constructively Anyway, the fun and occasionally inspiring blog
On keeping our heads when all about us are losing theirs:
The Fishwife Says.. On Politics, Endurance and Irony, the apolitical political blog
Blog posts that get crosslinked and referred to most include...
This style is clear and direct, except when that interferes with getting the point across:
- Pain rating scales must describe reality, or they are meaningless,
the case for meaningful, valid, patient-centered documentation.
- Clarifying nutrition: focus on Source, Process, and Time,
clears up some basic confusion about conflicting info.
- CRPS, ANS dysfunction, and chronic vertigo,
describing how these relate.
- Putting the "con" in mitochondria, the "funk" in dysfunction,
a primer on mitochondria, the body's batteries.
- Serious business: reporting bad doctors, saving future patients,
what to do when you (or a loved one) find yourself in the wrong hands.
This is where I informally work things out, while pointing a finger at my life and laughing:
For those of you dealing with serious or chronic illness, consider the value of creating good documentation. It's not that hard, especially with a jump start:
CRPS: Art & Spirit [website in development] focuses on what really works for us, at every stage of disease... most notably, creativity and a strong inward life. We aim to showcase the art, performance, and writing of our amazing CRPS compatriots; drive attention and funding to truly effective care; and ultimately contribute to the cure.
For those of you who think you've given up on writing as something creative, useful and fun, try this instead:
- Writing Like Yourself: re-learning how to write intentionally, manage your inner critic, salve your spirit, leave writer's block behind, and maybe save the world while you're at it. Why not?