Friday, August 23, 2013

23 Tips For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain

"encourage her to put the fun stuff first. If she has enough energy and pain relief to do a quick trip out and about, encourage her to go someplace fun rather than the grocery store"
Special alert to those of you who think that on my good days I should be catching up the housework, rather than occasionally going to a concert or out to lunch -- I deserve some quality of life!!!!  I become very grumpy when all I do is chores and pain. 
If you don't like my choices, too bad.  I don't criticize how you spend your money, you don't criticize how I spend my energy.

Dr. Michael J. Breus: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How Does It Affect Sleep?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Doctors can be fatal

Medical errors kill 90,000 people a year in the US, and bad handwriting results in thousands of deaths from patients receiving the wrong prescription.
Per NBC News


About a psychologist who specializes in helping the newly-disabled.  Might help some of the newbies in your support group to deal with their changed lives.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Surprising Truth About Government Fraud

Government programs, from food stamps to Medicare, don't have unusually high fraud rates -- and the culprits are usually managers and executives, not "welfare queens."