The Pain Scale

The Pain Scale

I've never understood the pain scale. My doctor wants to know how I'm feeling today (during our telehealth appointment), can I quantify my pain on a scale of 1 to 10, sometimes she asks in the form of percentages. What percentage of improvement did you feel on that medication? 10%? 20%? 50%? I make something [...]

On Waiting Rooms.

On Waiting Rooms.

  My family, well, you could say we all grew up in waiting rooms. We've seen cancer, we've seen tumors, we've seen hearts, we've seen brains, we've seen backs, we've seen all the unknowns, we've seen and felt all the broken. And we've seen the dark, oh, we've seen and felt the very darkest. We're [...]