Why Did I Get CTEPH pt 3: The Null Hypotheses

The Null Hypothesis WARNINGNERD ALERT. NERD ALERT.Only #2 Pencils Beyound This PointWARNING– I REALLY liked this post. I was actually proud of it, and proud of how I explained the null hypothesis. My wife, on the other hand, called it ‘boring.’ Go figure. I am sorry for you folks who Read more…

Traders: Back Below the 100 Day Moving Average

As you stock folks know, the biggest print of the month came out at 7:30 AM CDT. I’m SHOCKED! We didn’t get rid of inflation yet! I grew up in the 70’s so I wasn’t surprised. I remember my dad cursing ‘that darn inflation’ for about six years. I don’t Read more…

Incomprehensible Truths in a Warming World

I joked about global warming a few days ago, which probably angered some people. I believe that the Earth is warming, most likely because of the actions of humans. At the same time, I would like to ask questions about what I find to be incomprehensible truths. My daughter once Read more…

No Zone No Longer

Got rid of ‘zone’. Too confusing with the new URL. Please be aware, because up until now typing in suboxonetalkzone.com would get you here. In short, a ‘suboxone hater’ labelled me as a ‘spam site’ with Google in 2015, and my searches went way down. I am going to disconnect Read more…

Tissue removed from pulmonary arteries

Why Did I Get CTEPH? Pt 2: Now What?

After my diagnosis, my new pulmonologist said “if I was in your shoes. I’d get to San Diego”. That initiated a flurry of research about my illness and my options. I even went to Twitter and learned my account was suspended in 2018 for selling Rayban sunglasses. I don’t know Read more…

Revisiting Bedside Manner

I will share a post from 2009. It was one of my first, about 13 years ago, when I first started treating psychiatric conditions. I have always been interested in addiction as well as other conditions, but I resented employers’ efforts to pigeon-hole me because of my ‘history.’ Oh, that Read more…

Tissue removed from pulmonary arteries

Why Did I Get CTEPH? Pt. 1: Emergency!

That question hits me often – especially as the father of three. Why did I get CTEPH, a rare problem that might be more common than we think? I sometimes call myself a medical scientist. I do that because the most important thing one learns while getting a PhD is Read more…

The Office

Some announcements… Telemed appointments start next week Monday. Please let Nancy know if you prefer telephone or zoom or something else… if something else, you should email me soon so I make sure to have it on my end. I personally prefer phone, after doing both. I like screens for Read more…

Visual hallucinations

Piecemeal posting while I am waiting for labs to be drawn. I always have been skeptical about the nature of visual hallucinations because I wondered how the brain could insert images while at the same time seeing the actual, non-hallucinatory background. Most hallucinations are auditory as you probably know. But Read more…