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The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert

Detroit, Michigan
The Body Chronic is a blog for anyone that lives with chronic illness or chronic pain and those who support us. It's a blog for anyone who wants a starting place for answers or even to ask the right questions. You can e-mail me at: thebodychronic@gmail.com. Solitude, laughter, sanity and... Full Bio
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Don't Just Take My Word on Prop 2: Another Body Chronic Speaks Out by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain The Body Chronic makes friends with other chronically-minded folks. One of the longest running chronic friends I've had in person (and I mean this in a good "chronic" way), i ... Read on »
Proposal 2 In Michigan--Stem Cell Research: An Issue for The Body Chronic by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I originally posted this on my politics and pop culture blog, Only Baggage You Can Bring. As the election draws nearer, I feel the need to publicize it more. I expect a ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration 10/28/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering tha ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 10/20/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain My work will be finished if I succeed in carrying conviction to the human family that every man or woman, however weak in body, is the guardian of his or her self-respect ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 10/17/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. -Winston Churchill Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 10/16/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatu ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 10/15/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Old elephants limp off to the hills to die; old Americans go out to the highway and drive themselves to death with huge cars. - Hunter S. Thompson Read on »
Possibly the Biggest Case of a Body Chronic Ever by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Some of you may have heard of the so-called Tree Man --a man in Indonesia who looks as if he is turning into a tree. For years doctors have been puzzled over his condition, w ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 10/3/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.-Confucious On the occasion of the day after a big tumble for me. Read on »
Health Care and The 2008 Election--Issues that Matter by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Check out my sister blog, Only Baggage You Can Bring all week this week for issues about health care and the election. So far we have discussed the candidate's proposals fo ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 10/2/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain When this debate is concluded, a motion will be made to lay upon the table the resolution offered in commendation of the administration... We object to bringing this quest ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 10/1/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because w ... Read on »
Monday Chronic Roundup:9/29/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain PCOS/Insulin Resistance/Diabetes Recent claims that gastric bypass helps treat diabetes are being debunked (as they should be) A protein linked to inflammation--in par ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 9/29/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools u ... Read on »
Friday Chronic Roundup is Now Monday Chronic Roundup by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Rule 1 for having a crazy life and chronic pain/illness: schedule yourself accordingly. In that vein (pardon the pun), I am moving the chronic roundup to Mondays, so I'll ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 9/26/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.-Joseph Joubert Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 9/25/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and courage. - Charles Luckman (In honor of McCain "suspending" or "taking a break from" his campaign...if only we could ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 9/24/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain As the end of the century approaches, all our culture is like flies at the beginning of winter. Having lost their agility, dreamy and demented, they turn slowly about th ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration: 9/22/08 by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Autumn is really the best of the seasons; and I'm not sure that old age isn't the best part of life. But of course, like autumn, it doesn't last. -C.S. Lewis (On the ... Read on »
Getting the Right Mix: Meds and Time by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain One thing that some people are kind of sketchy about discussing is mental illness and what those of us with mental illness issues do to make things right. For the record, ... Read on »