RSD

The gatherings continue to be an integral part of my pain management plan. It doesn't stop the hurting or help me regain mobility, but it's high on my list of things that renew me, which is a key element of the coping process. Few things compare to the power of witness.
Work is not our identity; we are so much more. The personal qualities we brought to our jobs are what continue to make us whole and worthwhile. Put work aside for now and take a look inside yourself. You'll discover you never stopped being valuable.
From the outside, and by most objective measures, Matthew appears healthy and strong. But nearly half of his 18 years have been spent in a private, personal hell. Matthew's struggle impacts our entire family but the emotional anguish which his mom, sisters, grandparents and I endure, can't come close to approximating the nerve pain he suffers.
"I had learned about these wonderful people who are suffering every day with pain that burns like fire, all day, every day
On the 2011 NAEP in both math and reading, eight-grade students in Louisiana's traditional public schools outscored their charter-school counterparts by between two and three standard deviations.
Let's say that RSD high schools are graduating a lot more students in recent years than in the past. How is it, then, that so few of these RSD graduates qualify for the state tuition waiver to attend even the state's community colleges?
RSD student test results can no longer be dismissed as the residue of pre-Katrina education disappointment. That RSD new car smell is gone, John White.
I understand how people can become so desperate for relief that they will try just about anything. After all, when traditional avenues are all but exhausted, what choice does a patient really have? All our son wants is relief from his debilitating pain so he can enjoy the normal life of a teenager. Every day his mom and I pray that something will finally work so we can, at long last, lift the darkness and bring him back into the light.
Matthew describes the feeling like "a boa constrictor tightening around your foot while it is being stabbed with a knife from the inside and simultaneously set on fire." I have witnessed his agony firsthand, because Matthew is my son.
In composing this spreadsheet, I was able to capture some of the "charter churn" hidden pretty well from all but local public
Watching our child suffer is a unique experience. In some ways it is more exquisite and difficult to deal with than if the pain were in our own bodies. It is horrible.