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National Pain Report, My Story: A Pain in the Coccyx

By | 2017-12-11T09:16:57+00:00 April 15th, 2014|About, Advocacy, Blog, My treatment, Online|

(http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/my-story-a-pain-in-the-coccyx-8823596.html) The National Pain Report, my story. April 14th, 2014 by Soula Mantalvanos I begged my neurosurgeon to do anything, even to chop my coccyx off. But after getting opinions from other surgeons, he suggested not to go the invasive path as we had the option for an implant called a peripheral stimulator, a treatment that was reversible. It made more sense.

My ‘Fatty’ tail aint fat afterall!

By | 2017-12-11T16:48:22+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|About, Blog, My treatment|

Closure really is something. Feeling like a niggling concern is finally put to rest can be so satisfying, it brings me such calm. Slowly, my pelvic chronic pain niggles are finding their place and providing me with the peace my body and mind needs so I can let go, move on and most of all feel my injury is clearly understood. I had another session with the wonderful Raffaele who continues to treat me fortnightly. I was ready to call the next nerve block last week but after yesterday I'm hopeful again and thinking I was in some kind of a flare. I can't expect (but I will!) that with my effective management flare ups will cease to happen. As I test my capacity and lift my full litres of milk occasionally, walk the dog and go out more often, I've got to expect at some point the body is going to say, 'hang on love, you're lifting too much milk!'

Peeling onion layers… “No.6!?”

By | 2017-12-11T16:49:14+00:00 March 4th, 2013|About, Blog, Learn, Personal resources|

Another year gone by since the pop! Now I know what practitioners mean about peeling onion layers. My onion layers have gone something like this: Removal of pelvic thickened ligament Peripheral stimulation device implant Diagnosis Nerve blocks Medication … Could [...]

Back to life

By | 2017-12-09T15:38:36+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|About, Creativity, Living, The pain, Work / System|

...please gear up with me, imagine the drum rolls and the biggest mountain you can imagine with me standing on the tippy top yelling because this IS real, IT'S true, IT'S official: I'M BACK AT WORK!!!!!!!" No, I've not overdosed on my medication and the stress of a chronic pain issue has not damaged me enough to be hallucinating.., I. AM (wiggling heaps but all the same). SITTING. IN. A (very nice ergonomic). CHAIR. TYPING. THIS. POST!!!!

How do nerves work?

By | 2017-12-11T09:42:20+00:00 August 22nd, 2012|Learn, Professional Resources|

A brilliant lesson on nerves and how they work. I found this through the wonderful body in mind website. Read the forum going or head over to TedED to find more brilliant lessons. Thank you to these forward thinking brilliant people. And to the creatives that put the presentations together. By Educator, Elliot Krane and Animator, Franz Palomares "At any moment, there is an electrical storm coursing through your body. Discover how chemical reactions create an electric current that drives our responses to everything from hot pans to a mother’s caress."