Visit A Sick Friend

What do you do when you visit a sick friend? When your friend or loved one is sick or injured, either at the hospital or at home, visiting is important. But it can be awkward and uncomfortable. Rest and recuperation can be depressing. Once you’ve marathon watched a few series …

Taking Someone To The Doctor

If have an intimidating medical appointment, it is always wise to take a loved one. When you are in pain or worried, you miss stuff. You forget details. You start thinking about the ramifications of one statement and miss the next 3. Having a backup with you is great because …

What I Didn’t Know About Pain Until It Was Gone

Everyone has heard the analogy of the frog in boiling water. I don’t know how true it is, but I use it a lot. Especially to describe chronic pain. If you drop a frog in boiling water, he will jump out because it feels hot, but if you put him in …

Choosing a Get Well Gift

Choosing a gift for someone in the hospital or who is at home recuperating is difficult. Flowers are impractical; their water has to be changed; they die and smell bad; they are not uplifting for long. Food is a no-no if they are on a restricted diet. And personal hygiene …