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Showing posts from April, 2013

Erythromelalgia Update

I know, it’s been a while since I’ve put out an update on Tracey’s erythromelalgia. Why? Frankly, we have been in a bit of a holding pattern after not having that much success. At a certain point, trying diet after diet, treatment after treatment, without much in the way of results can get very mentally and physically exhausting. In short, we’ve haven't done anything, except try and eat healthy and drink a lot of smoothies over the last few months.

The positive to report in this is that in the last few months to a year, there has not really been any progression in either direction: The condition isn’t getting worse or better. That second part we are obviously not happy about. The EM has us basically in the same position as it did a year ago. Tracey all but stays in bed, working from home and doing her writing thing. We continue to just try and control the condition.
That is our update. Sometimes you just need a break. We do hope to get some kind of treatment plan rolling again soo…

Create Art...

I'm reading listening to a book, The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin.The point of the book is that everything that we do, everything we create is art. This could be traditional art, writing, blogging, or programming, among everything else we do—the point is, it’s all art. More importantly, art—for the first time in history—is our ticket out of the rat race. 

Security is no longer getting the ideal job at the ideal company or trading our happiness and art for this perceived security. That perceived security is a myth...take it from someone who knows. This security comes at a cost—the cost of robbing us from not only happiness, but also our creativity or our ability to create art. The book has some very intriguing thoughts, which serve as a wake up call. 

And while this is not a review of the book, I do, however, highly recommend it. This is me deciding to "write everyday," because only through “practicing” art will I get better at creating it. 
What kind of art am I looking …