feenix2 at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 17 11:23:15 PST 2000
Bravo Christina for a concise statement differentiating phantom sensation
and pain. I could only add ONE sentence at the end, to wit: ".....these
sensations are NOT painful."....except when, for psychological reasons,
they are INTERPRETED as painful. George B.
RENARDWC at ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu wrote:
> One day Christina HPMD said:
> C> It is imperative for amps to be aware, understand and to make the
> differentiation between phantom sensation and phantom pain. From the
> moment we come out of anesthesia post amp, our brains are inundated
> with a barrage of strange new sensations.
> For sure.
> C> It takes time for each individual to sort these out. And I agree
> absolutely that with time, phantom sensation is forgotten or ignored
> when our minds are occupied elsewhere. There is NO medical treatment
> because these sensations are NOT painful.
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