Butterflies

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A few days ago, I experienced another one of my really bad flares. As my sensory inputs started to fade away and the pain took over, I thought to myself: How will I ever be able to describe to someone what this feels like? And then something interesting happened. I heard a voice asking me: Can you describe what it …

New York Times Health Blog: Getting Joint Replacements Right

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Although joint replacements are now routine, they are not fail-safe, reports Lesley Alderman in the Patient Money column. Implants must sometimes be replaced, said Dr. Henrik Malchau, an orthopaedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. A study published in 2007 found that 7 percent of hips implanted in Medicare patients had to be replaced within seven and a half …

Stillness

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Last month, I had more episodes of forced stillness than I have had in a long time. Come to think of it, these were probably the most episodes I’ve ever had in a one month period. While most of my experiences stayed in the present, some of my memories from the past did resurface. Right around the time that I …