Fan of #RichardFeynman. No medical advice intended. #Counterintuitive.
Retired anesthesiologist and pain management
Jun 5 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
Today is my second recovery day after going to see 7 yo grandson's playoff day. It was cloudy and unexpectedly cool, so I decided to risk being in the world irl.
I also played catch with him before the game. Afterwards I pitched whiffle ball curves to teach him how to hit a curveball. They were good curves and spooked him. Took maybe 30 pitches before he started to figure it out. We quit after he crushed one :-)
Jun 5 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1/n Hi everyone!
We created this account in2013 to provide a source of educational information for pain patients. I was at that time starting a new practice. We hired a consultant to create content. The pain practice grew so quickly I never devoted any attention to Twitter.
Now I can recognize, that I am really sensitive to post-viral syndrome. I have had several exacerbations over the past 50 years. Probably started with EBV in 1970. I first complained of an unusual fatigue in college. Was told allergies. Which seemed a plausible explanation.
Apr 27 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
@lyssasphere The Buddha experienced his awakening approximately 500 years before the birth of Christ. What he awakened to was the presence of birth, old age sickness and death. When he really saw all these aspects of life he left a privilege existence and became an ascetic.
He became disillusioned with the spiritual life of the ascetics. One night he sat beneath the Bodhi (awake) tree vowing not to arise until he knew wtf was going on. And he observed the suffering of all sentient beings.
Dec 17, 2022 • 19 tweets • 5 min read
Buddhist formal psychology (found in the Abdhidharma 3rd BCE) considers the "mind" as an organizing process which makes coherent to a person the stream of their perceptual input. Disruption of brain function then disrupts "mind" function leading to "scrambled brain"./1
Psychedelics, hallucinogens, excessive stress, grief, hypoglycemia, ischemia, stroke, encephalitis, exhaustion etc. can all disrupt capacity of mind to provide a coherent perceptual experience./2