"How we sleep at night has a lot to do with what went on during the day." -Bruce Malkin
"When treating a new patient, the first approach is to be sure they are getting a good night's sleep." -Psychiatrist Dr. William Donovan
"If many remedies are prescribed for an illness, you may be certain that the illness has no cure" -Anton Chekhov
"Movement is medicine" -VERY true!
Dedicate yourself to making the most out of what you have. -Cj Holliday
Remember the three "A's" of neuropathy: Acknowledge, Accept, Adapt. -Unknown
“Be the master of your habits or they will be the master of you.” -Phil found this in a Patient Profile in the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy News
There should be as close to an even balance of pleasure and pain as you can manage. Think of it as a teeter totter - when your pleasure goes down, your pain goes up. -Inspired by Dr. Anna Lembke's book "Dopamine Nation"
"The simplest and most practical way to rewire your brain for positive thinking is to take the time to reflect, be grateful and be aware of the positive things in your life."
- Mark Hoelterhoff, Edinborough University
"We can do hard things" -Clea Shearer from The Home Edit (discussing her cancer)
"Life Moves On - Go With It" -From the movie "I'll See You In My Dreams"
"We'll die with PN, but not from it" -Bev Anderson
Current Thinking: There's a difference between a "diabetic" (a person with type 1 diabetes) and "a person with diabetes" (type 2 diabetes which can be managed)
"What cannot be cured must be endured" -Old Saying
"Suffering is wanting something you don't have and having something you don't want" -Buddhism
- Idiopathic Neuropathy from a patient's perspective: "It's a blend word combining "idiotic" and "pathetic." -From a Dr Norman Latov webinar
- On dignity when coping with neuropathy disabilities: "It may be that if you wake up in the morning and haven't drooled all over your pillow, that's all the dignity you an expect for the day" -Glenn Ribotsky
- Everything I take is by a doctor's prescription. Although finding the right doctor can be difficult!" -Reverend Jim from "Taxi."