Too Many Masters is… Not Good

I have decided to set up a second blog. I love writing, even if nobody reads what I write. And I don’t want to confine myself to medication-assisted treatments, as this blog was intended when I started it 15 years ago. Current visitors may notice that my latest string of Read more…

SuboxForum is….. Back! THIS time for SURE!

So sorry to promise and not deliver. “But you PROMISED!” I know. I screwed it up. But I made it better – honest! The Forum is back, this time for sure… on a secure server with SSL. Seriously!! It is free, and asks for NO personal information. I noticed that Read more…

It’s Good To Know He Tried

My dad taught me to tie a tie.  He stood close behind me, closer than any other time in our lives including the awkward moments when I forced hugs on him, after I learning to hug at AA meetings.  His hands, covered with big veins, pulled the rough synthetic fabric Read more…

Oh No – Now I Have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

This post will be a little more personal than others. Writing helps me straighten out the thoughts bouncing around in my head, and I’ve struggled with an issue I haven’t yet written about. We will see what happens. It is also on the long side, but hey, you have all Read more…

Stock Lessons on a Down Morning

Readers know I expected things to fall. One can never be certain when trying to predict the actions of others. but Powell keeps saying the same thing over and over, and I don’t understand why market optimists are optimistic. Markets usually test their lows, so I would think that we Read more…

Psychotherapies in Addiction Medicine

One of my favorite aspects of addiction medicine is the relationship that I am allowed to build with my patients. The relationships are different than in other areas of psychiatry, where the doctor is always working to maintain a certain distance from patients. Too far and the psychiatrist won’t build Read more…

No Health Insurance? Seriously??

I know you’re all sick of the preachy tone. Heck, I’m sick of it myself! But I was just looking through ‘Go Fund Me’, where I will occasionally make a small, anonymous donation to local causes. So many tragic situations that happen to people, often out of the blue. I Read more…

Addendum to Last Post

Maybe not. First, those of you who have a fetish for ‘sleeping doctors’, maybe check out a different post. Last night I did my usual curl-up position to see if it could cut of my circulation. Then I checked my foot pulses — the dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial arteries. Read more…

Tissue removed from pulmonary arteries

Did My Insomnia Make Me Sick? A CTEPH Hypothesis

Did my insomnia make me sick? Before getting into that CTEPH hypothesis, I am aware that the forum is down. I was ‘programming’ last night and made rookie mistakes, like not saving a copy of the old code before changing it. I also forgot that little things like font make Read more…

Friday Update

Not much time today because of working (from home). But it raises the question: How often should I post? I know I’ve been blasting people. That can’t last unless I start giving weather updates. I will point out for stock traders that some people have been saying that the market Read more…

Page Problems

I remember now…. so with WordPress there are hundreds, maybe thousands of themes. There are also ‘plugins’ which all sorts of functionality. But many will not work with each other. It was all working, until it wasn’t. Today (until I start telemed appointments) I am going to dump all of Read more…

What Did I Screw UP and get CTEPH? Pt. 4

I am ready to get to a few hypotheses of my own.  Why did I get CTEPH, the finale.  I welcome all readers to comment below, especially if you have ideas about this strange illness. My primary question: How Did I Mess Up My Body and Get CTEPH? Funny how Read more…