chronic pain

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tough

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 01:52 -- Bee

"On a scale of one to ten, ten being the worst pain you've ever experienced. . . ."

I let the doctor finish, then said "My pain threshold is calibrated on a different scale. This won't hurt."

He signalled to the nurses behind me, and they all put on safety goggles. He said "We have transplant patients who say this is the worst pain of their lives. They're tough nuts, but they feel it."

I shrugged, and strapped on my own pair of safety goggles. "Uh huh."

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Liberating

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 21:00 -- Bee

I am thankful every day that I chose England over Germany, but events this week illustrate the reasons in a specific way.

Private health insurance companies, with few exceptions, are able to refuse cover of pre-existing conditions. If, like me, you have a dominant genetic disorder, a secondary cancer diagnosis, and a free-floating auto-immune disorder variously acknowledged or disputed by specialists, it is rather hard to define anything as a "new" symptom.

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