Stay Positive

"In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." - Alert Camus

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Entropy and Chronic Illness

"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."
- Harper Lee



You meet the challenge of a chronic illness with no cure and no effective treatment like M.S. with the kind of bravery Harper Lee is describing in this quote.  You need to go forward knowing you cannot win this battle but can work around your short comings. 


Every day above ground is a good day.  Everyday is a day to act in positive ways to improve your life and make a contribution to your community.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Elliot Krane: The mystery of chronic pain | Video on TED.com

Elliot Krane: The mystery of chronic pain | Video on TED.com



We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we're just learning about how it works and how to treat it.