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Jan 4, 2012
Update: This past Friday, I had my second stellate ganglion block at the OHSU CPC.  And to my disappointment, the procedure supposedly didn't "block" again.  My doctor thought maybe the stellate ganglion nerve bundle is lower than normal which is why they can't get effective blocks...  But here's some good news! :)  I actually had a delayed reaction to it!  On Sunday, I noticed that my left hand, normally very cold, was really warm.  I even had sweat on my fingertips!  Also, the numbness and extreme sensitivity wasn't as bad!  So it looks like I [...]
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Dec 31, 2011
As I write my first post on the last day of 2011, I reflect on this past year and how it changed my life.  It's been a wild ride of a journey!  Before I go into writing about 2011, you should first know a little about my childhood.  I was born with two small relatively minor birth defects, a hemangioma (a benign blood tumor) in the bottom of my right foot and a peri-auricular sinus near my ear.  When I was 10 years old, my right peri-auricular sinus became infected, so it had to be repaired at Emanuel Children's Hospital.  It was a quick fix, and thankfully, I haven't had any problems [...]
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