Um…Is That a Real Diagnosis?

Is that a real diaganosis? That’s what I wanted to say to the primary physician we saw at WRAMC. Seriously, that’s it?

Sean was evaluated for 5 days by the staff at the DHCC and on day five he was diaganosed with Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS). Not kidding. They even have a brochure for MUPS, which explains that not all symptoms are diagnosable. Scientifics and medicine can only take us so far.

It was hard to wrap my head around, but they were validating everything for us. They believed Sean was ill, that he was not getting better, that he needed treatment.

Sean was accepted into the Specialized Care Program and his treatment was scheduled for the first three weeks in February. Sean would meet with the team daily, and spend his afternoons working in the warm water therapy pool, learning Yoga and Yoga Nidra, practicing relaxation techniques, and learning to deal with the pain. He would learn about being as healthy as he could be, despite the symptoms.


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