Log in to post comments More like this My last word I hope: The ultimate in valuing symptomatic treatment over all else I had been planning on either discussing a study or analyzing another cancer cure testimonial, but things have been mostly too serious around the ol' blog the last few days. Although regular readers know what the term means, i always feel obligated to briefly explain what quackademic medicine is, for the benefit of any… I was the "demonstration body" for fire cupping as noted above, using a flame to heat the glass cup before it's placed on the body. While the heated glass felt good on my skin - the demonstrator was very careful to monitor skin temperature and the heat of the glass - the cupping sensation did nothing for me. To be honest, I found it unpleasant, so the cups were removed after only a few minutes.
Email Introduction We were five kids with five different fathers—one jailed and then dead, two missing, and two unknown. Our mother, Cookie, was more gone than there, more drunk than sober, more mentally ill than mentally well. Cookie blew in and out of our lives like a hurricane, blind and uncaring to everything in her path. Once she arrived, she dispensed beatings, or tied my sister Gi naked to the radiator, or called all my sisters sluts and whores simply because in spite of the fact that they were starving, exhausted, and without heat in many New York winters, they remained beautiful, strong-willed, self-reliant, and loving. Norm and I were the babies, the little ones, the ones they wanted to save. My sister Gi looked at me as her do-over.
IluvTheChipmunks She almost felt sober enough to scream his name inside her head. This wasn't supposed to happen to her. She hated him, and he hated her.
My mother was a nurse, so she administered the cups herself. I positioned my sister and Jan on their sides facing each other. Dexter had a gummy smile, a funny way of bouncing on the balls of his feet when he walked, and thin, spasmodic limbs. That's not how they do pants! You could tell neither of them was wearing bras.