You, ME and CBT

You, ME and CBT

I remember when a doctor of mine suggested I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) into my treatment plan. She might as well have said, "Hey Jamison, I'd like you to try smoking cigarettes to treat your symptoms. Start slow, maybe a few a day, but your long-term goal should be [...]

Smashing Pumpkins And Other S#%t

Smashing Pumpkins And Other S#%t

I love to break things. Yeah, I know, who doesn't? But I get such a satisfying feeling when I break something. Maybe not a bone, or a really expensive gadget, but breaking something cheap and discardable is satisfying. VERY satisfying!  In 2011, after I was sick for a year, but had yet to learn much [...]

Gym Tales: The Guy In The Wheelchair 

Gym Tales: The Guy In The Wheelchair 

"Excuse me?" a soft voice says coming from behind me.  I slowly turn to face a woman wearing matching workout attire and a disgusted look on her face.  "It seems the gentleman in the motorized wheelchair, um, well, it looks like he's . . . he's tracking feces all over the gym," the well-mannered woman [...]

Gym Tales: An Introduction 

Gym Tales: An Introduction 

I can still feel the cold metal between my hands. I can smell the sweaty clothes in my gym bag and see particles of lifting chalk sprinkling through the air. The taste of artificially flavored pre-workout supplement lingers in my mouth. Out of the corner of my eye I spot a lovely female figure gliding [...]

Jamison Hill Has A Cold 

Jamison Hill Has A Cold 

Jamison Hill, holding a shot of Jameson Irish whiskey in one hand and a glass of kombucha in the other, sat at the end of the bar between two gorgeous women who were waiting for him to speak. Jamison was sick. He was the recipient of an exceedingly common ailment. So common in fact, most [...]