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Danimal Patient Expert

Boston, Massachusetts
When I was 18, my doctor said to me, "you have the spine of a 70-year old woman."  I didn't take it as a compliment.   Unfortunately, it was true.  At 16, my lower back started to degenerate at an accelerated speed.  There seemed to be no reason for... Full Bio
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A Year in Review... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Yes, it's true. I know..I can't even believe it myself. It's been one WHOLE year since I exposed my naked bottom to a room full of strangers to have this crazy contraption ... Read on »
Word to the wise... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain DH and I finally took down the Christmas tree. It was sad but considering it was dangerously close to becoming a fire hazard, it was time. Unfortunately, all of the ornam ... Read on »
Resolution Solution... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I have all sorts of resolutions for the New Year. At the top of the list is updating this blog more frequently and creating a daily routine that I actually stick to. The ... Read on »
Acupunctured! by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain So I started acupuncture recently. I tried it years ago but stopped after awhile when it wasn't cutting the mustard. Unfortunately at that time, I had a crap-fest doct ... Read on »
Acupunctured! by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain So I started acupuncture recently. I tried it years ago but stopped after awhile when it wasn't cutting the mustard. Unfortunately at that time, I had a crap-fest doctor ... Read on »
Vacation all I ever wanted.... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I'm happy to report that DH and I had a wonderful time in Mexico! Not only did we not contract swine flu, but we also had no problem at the airport with the stimulator. ... Read on »
Vacation all I ever wanted.... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I'm happy to report that DH and I had a wonderful time in Mexico!Not only did we not contract swine flu, but we also had no problem at the airport with the stimulator. I ... Read on »
30 is the new..... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Well, it's official. I'm no longer in my twenties. Yes..it's true..I just turned (sniff) 30. Gosh darn it..this means I'm gonna have to change the description of me b ... Read on »
It's Me! by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Yes, I know. Despite all of the "I'm Back!" fanfare from August 6th (with a pretty awesome accompanying shot of taffy), it turns out that I wasn't actually back. Instead, ... Read on »
It's Me! by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Yes, I know. Despite all of the "I'm Back!" fanfare from August 6th (with a pretty awesome accompanying shot of taffy), it turns out that I wasn't actually back. Inste ... Read on »
I'm Back! by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Sorry for the longer than expected hiatus. I'm just coming out of a taffy-induced sugar coma. My diet on this vacation was piss poor. I subsisted mostly on pastries, taffy a ... Read on »
I'm Back! by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Sorry for the longer than expected hiatus. I'm just coming out of a taffy-induced sugar coma. My diet on this vacation was piss poor. I subsisted mostly on pastries, taf ... Read on »
Quick Hello... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I just wanted to type a quick hello to say I'm still around! DH and I are on vacation at his grand-parents' shore house and, until today, the internet here consisted of going ... Read on »
Quick Hello... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I just wanted to type a quick hello to say I'm still around! DH and I are on vacation at his grand-parents' shore house and, until today, the internet here consisted of goi ... Read on »
Special Visitor... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Someone special came in the mail the other day. This little guy... DH found him online and decided he needed to come stay with us. However, DH is trying to convince me ... Read on »
Special Visitor... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Someone special came in the mail the other day. This little guy... DH found him online and decided he needed to come stay with us. However, DH is trying to convince m ... Read on »
MyStim Style... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I finally found a wee bag for my MyStim that does not offend my style sensibilities. Not that I actually have "style sensibilities." And, frankly, I'm not exactly sure wha ... Read on »
MyStim Style... by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I finally found a wee bag for my MyStim that does not offend my style sensibilities. Not that I actually have "style sensibilities." And, frankly, I'm not exactly sure ... Read on »
Happy 6 Months to Me! by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I have to give a quick nod to the fact that today marks the 6 month anniversary since my stimulator surgery. So, MyStim and I are gonna spend a nice, quiet evening at home ... Read on »
Happy 6 Months to Me! by Danimal Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I have to give a quick nod to the fact that today marks the 6 month anniversary since my stimulator surgery. So, MyStim and I are gonna spend a nice, quiet evening at hom ... Read on »