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Walking without crutches by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 22 Aug 2010 2:43pm An eating disorder has often been described as a metaphorical "crutch." For me, anorexia helped me self-regulate (or self-medicate) my often crippling depression and anxiety. Some of this was the peculiar biological response to starvation unique to eating disorders--not eating altered my brain chemistry and made me feel better. Some of the res ... Read on »
Why not, designer crutches! The ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:17pm Why not, designer crutches!  They look good and appear to add a bit more padding too.  BD  Crutches area generally used by patients who have injury below the waist. They hurt the arms, hands and certainly offend your style. So Laurie Johnson, who is the founder of LemonAid Crutches and also a victim of the crutches decided to do something w ... Read on »
The End of Uncomfortable Crutches by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 20 Nov 2009 10:02pm Patients are slowly beginning to find that there is no longer a need to grin and bear the pain of finding themselves on crutches i.e. “crutch hand”. There is a solution and the internet can help to unite these patients with the right product, but sometimes it does require a bit of searching. The parent of one such patient, Karin Rogers on finally ... Read on »
Crazy on Crutches by Fit Bottomed Girls Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 1:49am It used to be that working out was one more thing that I had on my to-do list. And it’s still always on my to-do list, with one major difference. Now it feels like less of an obligation and more of a necessity. I need to work out to feel right. My mood is better and I feel better all around. It’s a break from the computer, which I’m attached to ... Read on »
Crutches and Sore Hands by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm “Crutch Hand” as a condition should have its own place in the medical dictionary. The term ‘iatrogenic’ refers to a ‘physician produced’ disease or condition and would include hospital acquired infections such as MRSA, or the side effects of drugs. However, surely one of the biggest examples of an iatrogenic condition is ‘Crutch Hand’? It re ... Read on »
My Crutch by Laurie P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:45pm Its time I come clean. Not only have I had unwavering support from family and friends through my cancer ordeal but I have also kept a fragile emotional state in check by taking antidepressants. I started taking them several weeks after diagnosis. I take Lexapro in the morning and Trazodone just before bed. These wonderful medications hav ... Read on »
Ask Roni _v13s2 - Weight Loss and Life, A Crutch, Exercise Motivation, Celebrating Goal! by Roni N. Patient Expert Posted Mon 20 Oct 2008 10:21am I can’t believe recorded last week. That’s how long it has taken me to get it online! Anyway, I’m a little all over the place and I go LONG, 30 minutes to be exact! Sorry about that! :~) For all you cat people, Irish makes an appearance at the beginning and end of the video. She’s TOO cute! Topics in this video include… Stop Weight Lo ... Read on »
Crutches by Odettexx Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 03 Apr 2009 11:49pm Standing up in life and being counted without crutches – is it possible? I gave up my career crutch over 12 years ago and whilst I am still limping slightly I have discovered the most wonderful rich personal life. I visualised it about 14 years ago and it came true nearly exactly the way I had visualised it. What I refer to as my limp is my stil ... Read on »
Crutches ... by drunkenspaniel Patient Expert Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:10pm Crutches Published 15 January 2008UncategorizedLeave a  Comment As you know, I’ve been on crutches for 5 weeks, and am likely to remain on crutches for another three. I am now sporting a giant plastic grey boot on my left lower-leg, making it look like I have a square foot. Before this I was in a plaster cast, but the point is the sam ... Read on »
Using Cystic Fibrosis As a Crutch by jpetersen Posted Thu 31 Mar 2011 12:00am The opportunity to allow people think I’m using cystic fibrosis as a crutch is the main reason I don’t let people into that area of my life too early. I discussed the topic of when to tell others a while back, and while I have decreased my incubation period significantly since starting this site, the principle remains in effect for a large p ... Read on »