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Palliativity 187: killed it dead

Posted on March 14, 2013

30 days since my last vicodin.

30 days since my last lidocain injection.

 Baseline pain: 0-1/10

I've been given to go ahead to stop taking the half-dozen drugs that doctors have thrown at me over the years;

The last bastions of the me that never was.

Now is the age of what will be.

Pour the whiskey and turn the volume up to eleven. Let's dance!


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Palliativity 185: Progress

Posted on February 28, 2013

Two weeks out and I'm still feeling great from my RFA procedure. I haven't taken opiods nor injected lidocaine for longer than any other time in the last four years. It's been so long that I forgot that advil can actually have an effect on sore muscles. Nothing less than codine could cut any of my pain til now.

I'm back in physical therapy retraining my body to work as it is supposed to. Cervical Facet Syndrome caused my left trapezoid to be stuck in the on position for the past 15 years. Before my procedure, the rest of the muscle group stood no chance of catching up. Now it's time for them to take over. For a person my size and being a judo sensei, it is hard for people to believe that I have weak muscles. In reality, it is difficult to hold up my own arm. Right now I am working day by day to fix all that.

Letting go of the pain has been the easy part. I am still learning what I am capable of. It's a lot like the exciting part of the comic book where the hero discovers their new powers. I got struck by a scifi laser blast and now can do mundane and totally awesome things that most people never have to worry about. Traveling on a plane and not counting the seconds til I can shoot up again. Sit in a chair without arms and not die. Have a hard judo practice and be able to sleep the next two nights. Small victories that make a huge quality of life difference.

Rock it out:


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Palliativity 183: Tempura Kidz

Posted on February 14, 2013

My procedure went very well! My condition even has a name: cervical facet syndrome.

 I'm healing up and hopeful about my health for the first time that I can remember.

In the meantime:



(previously known as the dancing vegetable crew)

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Palliativity 176: Pop Love 2012

Posted on December 27, 2012

The Year the World Ended 😉


Palliativity 175: Viral Meltdown 2012

Posted on December 20, 2012

Count-down to the Apocalypse

Meme's just want to have fun… and take over the world.


Palliativity 171: Human Powered Machine

Posted on November 15, 2012

Just got back from the Doctor: I don't have a spinal AVM! Time to celebrate!

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I've never had a swig, but their marketing is genius:

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."

- Salvador Dali -


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