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Calvin B. Patient Expert

Washington DC, District of Columbia
I'm a writer who lives in DC. I blog about fibromyalgia and other things at http://fibromyalgian.blogspot.com.
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SEE THE MAGICAL HORSE PUSH THE MAGICAL CART! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Yesterday was my first day of physical therapy. According to Dr. 9 and my physical therapist, the best thing for a fibromyalgian to do, because they are in so mu ... Read on »
THOUGHTCRIME! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia . Since doctors are loathe to prescribe narcotic medications to fibromyalgians, I'd like to know if anyone gets theirs from overseas, or from Canada, Mexico, Amer ... Read on »
I'M GONNA TRY FOR THE KINGDOM IF I CAN! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia . This post is going to be short because I'm on 100mg Demerol IM and want to enjoy it with frivolity. [Pain right now: 2/10 Anxiety right now: 2/10 ... Read on »
I HATE THE WORLD SLIGHTLY LESS! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia . It turns out that my visit to my new shrink -- actually, he wasn't a shrink, but a psychologist -- was quite productive. He agreed that I need to be on a pain m ... Read on »
WHAT GOES ON! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia . 1) Patient has pain that curtails his sleep. 2) His sleep is shortened because he cannot bear to be on his back or sides for more than four to five hours ... Read on »
CONFESSIONS OF A MAN INSANE ENOUGH TO LIVE WITH BEASTS! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/104-7667416-3791943?url=search-alias%3Daps& Coming out of the doctor's office feeling worse than you did when you came in is ... Read on »
AN ANVIL HAS BEEN DROPPED ON MY NUTS (PLUS TURING MACHINE: DON'T MIND IF I DON'T)! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I found out today through a letter that Dr ML&S sent me that he may not prescribe me any more Percocet because some THC showed up in my piss. He says he is unlik ... Read on »
LACK OF HATE = WRITER'S BLOCK?(!) by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Since I have been on Percocet -- Monday -- I have found it hard to sit and write. This could be because I still am getting used to the slight lethargy I'm exper ... Read on »
REASON TO LIVE? YOU KNOW HOW TO SPELL IT! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia P-E-R-C-O-C-E-T! Dr 9's stand in has me on 10/325s x 5 per day (10mg oxycodone, 325mg APAP) for now. I see him in two weeks, when we will talk about the dose an ... Read on »
TO DR 9'S STAND-IN: by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia You likely know from Dr 9's records that, through his treatments we have been able to reduce my head pain from a baseline 10/10 to a 7/10. Also, trigger point in ... Read on »
F---------------------------K!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Sorry that the head looks awful, but I didn't think it proper to write FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! in that space. I received worse than no help fr ... Read on »
I'M OFF TO SEE THE WIZARDS! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Sorry for not posting yesterday: I was once again in hibernation. And now this post is all but finished, and it hasn't really started, because my Mom and I are ... Read on »
HOPEFULLY SNAP SHOTS MAKES THIS SITE EVEN MORE INTERESTING! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I just installed a tool called Snap Shots that enhances links with visual previews of the destination site, interactive excerpts of Wikipedia articles, MySpace p ... Read on »
MIRAPEX: A CURE FOR ALCOHOLISM! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I used to have such a thirst for alcohol that I would get drunk on Thursdays and always be horribly hungover at work on Fridays because I had stayed up until the wee ... Read on »
CHRONIC FATIGUE IS A BITCH! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I was up until about 6:00 this morning, and was woken up at precisely noon by my pain. I'm trying not to use sleeping pills anymore, and to get into some sort of nat ... Read on »
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY, MY LAWYERS, MY GOD! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Yesterday I called my disability examiner, and ended up talking to someone who was taking her calls for her. I was informed that my oh-so-helpful lawyers had not sen ... Read on »
THE TENS UNIT: GREAT FOR MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME (TMJ-ISH), NOT MUCH ELSE! by Calvin B. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia "Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD, TMJ or TMD), or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, whi ... Read on »
MUSIC TO SOOTHE SAVAGE FIBROMYALGIA: STARS! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I'll never talk to X again (or write her). This, after the e-mails I've previously posted, and then a phone call that was the most uncomfortable discussion in all of ... Read on »
DEALING WITH THE FALLOUT FROM MY PREVIOUS E-MAIL TO X!: by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia [The below is my response to an e-mail X sent me after the e-mail I sent to her, and previously posted.] I truly didn't mean to cause a shitstorm here. Any ... Read on »
MY PREJUDICE AGAINST CHRISTIANS IS DESPICABLE! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia "Anyway, I'll write about what happens tomorrow at my shrink's. He's in a place that advertises itself as providing 'Christian Mental Health Services.' ...So hopeful ... Read on »