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PAIN Levels- What’s your threshold?

1-20-15 Pain Can Take You Places EMLee

By: E. Michelle Lee, Radio Talk Show Host & Journalist


PAIN- What’s the Most You Can Handle? Numerological Pain Rating Scale

1-28-15 Numerical Rating Pain ScaleI continually ask the doctors, “why can’t we up the scale?” There’s days when my pain feels like a 15; since I live most days at an 8 we should raise it to represent when pain takes over the brain.

Of course the request is denied as it would interrupt continuity in the pain community. Understood

But how much do they really think we can take before we break?  Don’t they understand that Pain changes people; apparently not because the kinda pain that chronic pain and fibromyalgia brings to the patient is at times, unreal.  This type of nerve pain generates from the brain and can travel to every other pain receptor in the line of the central nervous system throughout the body.  From the John Hopkins Lupus Center; Fibromyalgia outbreaks can be explained by how the flare up begins and travels through your body.

[Excerpt- John Hopkins Lupus Center- Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain sensitization disorder characterized by widespread tenderness, general fatigue, and non-restful sleep. Doctors do not currently know the cause of fibromyalgia, but it is believed to result from a rewiring of pain pathways that lead to the spinal cord and brain. As a result, the central nervous system experiences an increased sensitivity to pain signals. Many people with lupus have fibromyalgia; in fact, much of the pain that people with lupus feel is due to this condition. To check for fibromyalgia, your doctor may touch several points on the muscles of your body. People with fibromyalgia often feel pain when light pressure is applied to these areas, whereas people without the condition feel little discomfort.] Read More of this article @ http://www.hopkinslupus.org/lupus-info/lupus-affects-body/lupus-nervous-system/

So Just How Much PAIN can You Take Before You Break? Medical Daily posted the article that added Fibromyalgia to the 12 Most Painful Experiences List- “How Much Pain Can The Human Body Endure?, “Aug 9, 2014 09:30 AM By Susan Scutt. 

The next time someone asked you what your pain levels are; I’m wondering should we have a way to show them? Each person experiences pain differently. There are hundreds, if not thousands of combinations of past injuries, elements, stress levels, other conditions, and a multitude of other variables that can exist in each individual when their pain is at a heightened level compared to their normal daily levels of pain. No person who has not experienced this type of pain can ever acclaim to truly understand it; yet many still try to convince folks they can handle it like it’s a piece of cake.

That’s why we who suffer this kind of pain must be prepared when our pain levels go beyond what we truly can bare.  Do you have a plan in place for your next flare up?  Get some help with developing your plan to combat the next flare up that will come sooner than later.  Learn how to talk real to your doctor when you need to. Show all respect; make sure they respect you too.

Check back for more tips and articles to help you learn more about your pain so you can learn how to overcome it!



Please Confirm Receipt. Tips for Professionalism in email.

12-10-12 Youve got mail      All jokes aside sometimes this may be how your email box looks. But, you still need to reply to those you have requested to either send something to you or respond to something you sent to them in email.

So how do you sift through the massive pile of email and get to the stuff that counts ?12-10-12 Spam

      The “easiest task first” approach would be to go to your spam and sift and delete.  Challenge your brain to move a bit quicker in this folder.  Let your eyes center on the subject line and scroll down as you sift and delete.  Believe it or not you are capable of speed reading here.  By the time you read one or two words in the heading; you know what’s junk and what accidentally fell into the spam box.

12-10-12 Received      Now that you have recovered the good email from the spam.  Start looking for people and subject headings that arrived within the last five business days in your inbox.  Simply open and reply with: I am confirming receipt and my ability to open attachments; once I have had the opportunity to review I will get back to you.  That didn’t hurt that bad did it?  Nah, and now that person on the receiving end knows that you are a person who follows up like a professional.

      When you develop a “Confirm Receipt” system you make others aware of your professionalism and customer service.  When you let it hang, however, imagine what they may think of doing business with you don’t respond.

12-10-12 Mail on phone       With today’s technology and people’s love of it; business people know if you are naughty or nice and if you are acting like the “Check is in the mail” by the way in which you handle a response to their email, phone message, or text message.

12-10-12 email response button replyCreate your Confirm Receipt system and policy today; you’ll see the difference in business that follows up!

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Ohio don’t play Russian Roulette with your vote; educate yourself with this handy guide from 10TV

Before you are off to the polls check out this helpful guide provided by 10TV.  Educate yourself for your district by entering your address or simply clicking on the button that says use my location.

To access the 10TV guide click on the banner below.



Please take the time before you go to the polls to identify who you want to vote for; don’t just punch a name that sounds good. Be a responsible voter educate yourself.

I remember years ago when my first voting experience was an embarrassment to me as I was just so excited to get to go the polls for the first time I didn’t do much research at all and went into the booth blindly selecting the names I recognized the most from advertisements.  Now this terrifies me to think that others may be forced to do the same simply because they are just happy to be in the booth 2012.

So proudly we stand as we use our right to vote; be proud enough to select before you go so you know that you have made an effort to educate yourself.  As you use this guide; write down your choices on a piece of paper and take it with you. 

Make no mistake, this year’s votes are crucial to how we will live the next four years and whether or not you believe your votes counts, it does. Choose wisely.

Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself and to VOTE.

Best regards,

Concerned citizen of the United States of America