Surgery Checklist

We left off on the last blog talking about opioids. I wanted to finish this as I feel it is very important for people to understand. The body, after a time of taking the opioids, loses the euphoria that you had initially and starts leading you into anxiety, pain and depression. Pain and depression are closely [READ MORE]

March 21st, 2021|BLOG, PETE'S HEALTH UPDATE|

Keep going!!!!

I was very anxious, as it had been five months, to hear what the Interventional Radiologist, or IR doctor, had to say about how he would be doing the procedure. As usual, the appointment was over the phone, late morning, at 11.30 am. I explained to the doctor that the pain was returning and on [READ MORE]

January 24th, 2021|BLOG, PETE'S HEALTH UPDATE|

Its a bandaid for now …….but at this stage I don’t care its relief.

It’s abundantly clear that the COVID 19 virus is spreading, and hospitals are preparing for another wave of patients. Subsequently, standard surgeries and procedures are beginning to be placed back on hold. #LuckoftheIsaacs dictates that, of course, it’s going to be another month before I can even get a consultation with the Interventional Radiologist to [READ MORE]


As Dr. Hans Hansen says …… The Rules of Pain , Know them!

In my first episodes, I will be going over the main life lessons that I have learned from an incredible pain management professional.

Dr. Hans Hansen (http://www.paininformation.com/paininformationpodcast ) who starts off his very first episode with the 5 rules of pain management.

  1. Pain is a description, not an entity.
  2. Get a diagnosis.
  3. If you don’t believe [READ MORE]
June 1st, 2020|BLOG|

My first interview for “ItsPainfullyFunny”…………….

It’s going to be a while until the episode is ready, but today I had my first guest Cari  Souter. You can’t do anything but cringe when you hear her story of pain and time of disability with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis  ME and fibromyalgia. It’s going to be a [READ MORE]

May 22nd, 2020|BLOG|

Back on the surgery list …… now it’s just the wait……..

Well since the last update its been the same with an up and down pain level and with the return of the radiculopathy, yes sadly, I thought the trapped nerve had been released from the doctor’s suggestion of the disc bulge from my lumbar spine and had shriveled up, releasing the nerve.

After 3 weeks of [READ MORE]


Being put at ease…….

Dystopian, unprecedented, extraordinary, and frightening are some of the adjectives everyone is using to describe what we face right now on COVID 19. It is scary from someone like me at 61 years old, high risk of catching the virus with my conditions, with Osteoarthritis, Disc Degeneration Disease, a recent heart attack, and spine surgeries; [READ MORE]


Oh, boy! are you glad you’re in the 21st Century?

I mentioned before, everyone knows what it feels like to be in pain. Scraped knees, toothaches, migraines, giving birth, burns, cancer, heart attacks, and heartaches; pain permeates our entire lives. We also witness other people, loved ones, suffering, and we feel for them. It is easy to assume pain-is-pain-is-pain, and that is all there is [READ MORE]

April 1st, 2020|BLOG|

Chris Mann

Its been an up and down couple days from my last post. These are difficult times with the COVID-19 and what timing for my microdiscectomy even though we are on a stay at home ordered yesterday. I get out each day to walk and exercise but boy trying to walk through the pain can be [READ MORE]

March 21st, 2020|BLOG, PETE'S HEALTH UPDATE|

There is nothing funny about pain. But with the right willingness, education, and attitude, you can start finding relief.

Hi Everyone, I know you’re probably thinking I fell off the planet, lol, ….. no just dealing with another round of health issues on my spine and will be having surgery on March 19th, and oh boy have I been waiting for this one. This all started back in November and gradually got worse over time.


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