THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Dreams Can Come True

Nick has an official statement of life goals and dreams – it’s called his Person Directed Plan.  For the last four years, that document has contained the following words: “My long term goal is to travel to a far destination where an overnight sleep is required.”  Nick’s pain management or technical problems with the handicap ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Day To Remember… Always

Yesterday was a day that I will always remember.  Nicholas came up north to our family cottage for the afternoon!  It has been seven years since was last here and we were all unsure whether he could withstand the pain of such a long (two hour) journey each way. Let me tell you a bit ...

Those Emergency Blues: Those Nortriptyline Blehs

Nortriptyline, according to Wikipedia, is a second-generation tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) marketed as the hydrochloride salt under the trade names Sensoval, Aventyl,Pamelor, Norpress, Allegron, Noritren and Nortrilen. It is used in the treatment of major depression and childhood nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting). In addition, it is sometimes used for chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain and migraine, and labile affect in some neurological conditions. A few weeks ago I had a fall (when it comes to ...