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thematrix777 Patient Expert

North Las Vegas, Nevada
I am disabled with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) for several years now. It is a relatively... Full Bio
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WEGO Health Activist Awards by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It's that time of year again. The WEGO Health Activist Awards were created to embody the mission of WEGO Health: to empower Health Activists. We connect with so ma ... Read on »
Surviving and Thriving the Holidays! by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Wow. It has been a while. It has been a busy year and  as most of you know we need to pace ourselves. November RSD Awareness month was a huge success.  There wer ... Read on »
A Work in Progress by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What was your first thought when you were diagnosed with a chronic illness? Could you have ever imagined what happens next? Did you know at that time that your o ... Read on »
Giving Up Is Not an Option by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There are times in everyone's life that feel hopeless. Life is not easy; I don't know that is is supposed to be. What I do know is that life is what YOU make it. ... Read on »
Chronic Disease and College by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My guest blogger today is Marina Salsbury About Marina: Marina Salsbury planned on becoming a teacher since high school, but found her way instead into online w ... Read on »
How to Alleviate Anxiety at the Doctor's Office by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My guest blogger today is Allison Gamble. She has written an interesting article about fear and anxiety when you have a doctors appointment. Of course, those of us livin ... Read on »
Benefits of Complementary Cancer Care by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine   My guest blogger today is Jillian S. McKee. If you have been diagnosed with cancer such as mesothelioma , you are probably ... Read on »
Reconnective Healing by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Friday, April 22nd I will be speaking to Christine Upchurch on Reconnective Healing. @12 noon east The call in number for questions or comments is 347-884-9691. ******* ... Read on »
Mental Remission by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Image via Wikipedia Remission: The hope of everyone who suffers from a chronic illness . Complete, total, going back to my old life remission . Forgetting it ever happene ... Read on »
The Body, Mind, Spirit Connection by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When I became sick in Jan 2005, I did everything the doctors told me to do. I had stellate ganglion blocks, Occupations therapy, medications in all shapes and sizes. I was ... Read on »
I Will Survive by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Join Lisa LaMendola and Trudy Thomas every Friday for a brand new show. Stop by and meet survivors of life. Whether it is a chronic illness, addiction or any ... Read on »
Love and Chronic Illness: Keeping Love Alive by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Image by BurgTender via Flickr I have been married for 43 yrs to a wonderful man. Our only daughter, was born within a month of of our 20th anniversary. We led a normal, ... Read on »
Living With HOPE radio show changes by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine BIG Changes to Living With HOPE radio show Starting Jan 1, 2011 my radio show will be a part of The Body,Mind and Soul Network The shows topic will remain the same ... Read on »
The One-Handed Cookies by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Image via Wikipedia Chocolate cookies; my husbands favorite. Since I became ill in 2005, I haven't been able to bake, cook, decorate or do anything for the holidays. I dr ... Read on »
My Thanksgiving Wish For All by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Image via Wikipedia With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I have had " thankfullness " on my mind. I am so thankful for many things. My husband; my daughter; my friends ... Read on »
What's the Worst Thing That Can Happen? by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What’s the worst thing that can happen? Written by: Trang Au, MPH Published: February 12, 2010 Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, ... Read on »
Life with a Chronic Illness: The destination; Not the Journey by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My name is Trudy Thomas and on April 4, 2005 my life as I had know it, ended. I was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) aka CRPS (Complex Regional Pain ... Read on »
Walk A Mile In My Shoes by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine To the next doctor that questions my pain, I will simply ask him to "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" To the next friend or family member who questions my pain, my condition o ... Read on »
Veteran to fight for benefits in DC on behalf of RSD sufferers by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Veteran to fight for benefits in DC on behalf of RSD sufferersBy Chad Thornburg News staff writer, DailyIllini.com Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part ... Read on »
September is Pain Awareness Month by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine September is an important month for all of us. It is Pain Awareness month; no matter what you may suffer from, your pain is important. It needs to be acknowledged and treat ... Read on »