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Mind Over Matter/Pain – Part 2

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The top ‘Urban Dictionary’ pain definition >What happens when you step on a Lego brick πŸ˜† So from where I left off the last time I was talking about pain > https://madnessinthemethod.com/ehlers-danlos-pain/ I just want to clarify a coupla things before I start ranting and raving on about this touchy subject again. I talked about 1) being more grateful for… Read more »

Psychologist

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1) A certified and trained prostitute of the mind, who naturally charges for his/her services by the hour. 2) Someone who thinks that problems thought up by the mind can be solved by even more thinking … lol πŸ˜‚ Well it’s probably a good thing that no-one reads this blog with the above ‘urban dictionary’ definition of a Psychologist! Can you… Read more »

Sunday Still Be Like …

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It’s Sunday Meme Time! Whoot-Whoot! And the word of the day is > ACCURATE! πŸ˜‰ And just in case you missed out on last Sunday’s memes > https://madnessinthemethod.com/2019/06/23/sunday-be-like/ Hugs / Peace Out! Essie ❣

Mind Over Matter/Pain – Part 1

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The perception of pain that goes in to pain tolerance has two major components; 1) the biological component, ie: a headache that activates pain receptors. 2) the brain’s perception of pain, ie: how much focus is spent paying attention to or ignoring it. (this nutshell version of pain tolerance is thanks to Google) Pain is actually a bit of a touchy… Read more »

Aquagenic Urticaria

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Aquagenic Urticaria: A rare and incurable condition in which urticaria (hives) develops after the skin comes in contact with water, regardless of the temperature. In a nutshell – an allergy to water – and my new diagnosis. Is it an actual thing? Apparently so! Is it something I’ve had all of my life? Nope! Is it something that would ‘normally’… Read more »

It’s Meme Time!

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Just when I thought the diagnoses were over, BAM, I got another one yesterday to add to the list *ffs* … Does it fall into the ‘rare’ category again? Of course it does, but I wouldn’t expect anything to be “normal” with me when it comes to medical conditions. I’ll talk about my new diagnosis another time so until then,… Read more »

Relief vs Anger – Part 5 – Conclusion

Ahhh – Day 6! He’d emailed me! Omfg! whoot! yaaay! *happy, happy, HAPPY dancing* All that stress, worry, doom, gloom, dread and driving myself insane – was for nothing! That saying > ‘it will happen when you least expect it’ – is so bloody TRUE! Though if you had tried to tell me that yesterday, well lets just say that… Read more »

Relief vs Anger – Part 4

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With my ‘RUMBLE’ at full capacity I quickly got started on the email, that I must of edited AT LEAST a 100 times, but this was my one and only shot at it so I had to get it right! I toddled off to a random GP and after telling him my story, he kindly jumped on board to help… Read more »