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…

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…

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…

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…

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…