amy.liao's blog

Patients with Pain/Patience with Pain

In dental school we studied a lot about pain. We defined pain as the perception or experience of current or future physical and/or emotional harm. Physical pain involves large unmyelinated/slower "C" nerve fibers (more like dull/chronic pain), as well as smaller myelinated/faster "alpha-something" nerve fibers (for heat/cold/temperature pain)... uhh... something nerdy like that. Some people are born without those nerves that sense pain, and end up seriously harming themselves.

I'm A Better Doctor Because I Have Car Problems

This summer I've spent more time and money fixing my car than I ever have before.