By understanding important elements of the Doctor/Patient relationship, patients can participate in unlocking barriers which too often prevent them from getting the most out of visits to a medical professional.
Purpose of a Support Group or Network: It is very important that the purpose of the group be clear in your mind and in the mind of the group. Knowing the purpose will help everyone understand that while a group can be therapeutic by its very nature, it is […]
Do you ever feel like giving up? No one, except those living with peripheral neuropathy realize how difficult a challenge it is to face the sometimes relentless symptoms of this often chronic unrecognized disease. Support Group Leaders and Liaison’s press on doing the best they can, learning that what they […]
There is nothing like a good laugh to make you feel better! Do not underestimate humor as a healing force. For years science has shown that humor is our best friend, helping the body reduce the perception of pain by releasing the natural body chemical called serotonin. This natural body […]
Every neuropathy patient wants a cure for their illness. Don’t blame you, so do I. But is the choice among cures, treatments and coping? Prior to a seminar on coping with neuropathy, one patient asked, “Are you JUST going to tell us how to cope? I want to know how to […]
How am I going to engage in such a battle? Good question and you must begin, regardless of your education and background, believing that you can do it. All you need to do is learn how, one small step at a time. STEP ONE: Find knowledge and resources in the information […]
NOTE: It is a joy to welcome Laura Chapman, a mental health expert, as our first contributing writer. As a 100% disabled Vietnam Veteran from exposure to Agent Orange, it was important to myself and those who suffered the insane trauma of war, to include an article on PTSD as […]
Neuropathy patients face many challenges and one of these is often the loss of meaning and purpose as the disease changes our lives, our roles, our expectations, forcing us to find new meaning, new purpose for living. There was a retired General who facing boredom went to work as a […]