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Same dragon, different day.

That’s what a dear friend of mine calls an ugly cold or stomach bug. Mullygrubs. Fitting, don’t you think? Well, maybe you have to be there. I am. Late in the afternoon yesterday I started feeling urgh. By early evening I was spending a fair amount of “quality time” in the bathroom, so I gave …

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I just got home from my fourth rheuma-related appointment this week. Each has been, fortunately, positive. Monday was the occupational therapist. Tuesday was acupuncture paperwork day. Wednesday was the actual acpununcture session, which left me with very sore, swollen hands today, particularly my right. This morning, my physical therapist coached me on how to use …

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So. What is acupuncture? Does it work? Or is it just another hoax designed to separate hopeful rubes from their money? Acupuncture is, according to Wikepedia, “the procedure of inserting and manipulating fileform (cylindrical, filament-like) needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. The word “acupuncture” comes from the …

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I had an appointment this morning with an occupational therapist at the VA, referred by the physical therapist I’d seen a few weeks ago. I came away from today’s appointment both pleased and thoughtful. The appointment was focused on my hands and wrists, since that’s where I’m having the most trouble. Jennifer was friendly and …

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