Friday, 18 May 2012


A few years ago, I published a comic strip in a local magazine. The strip was called HADDOCKS ANONYMOUS. I never tried to publish it more widely, and eventually became so busy I stopped drawing it. But hey... why not?... why don't I put a few of these strips here, just for your entertainment.

As someone who has personally battled addiction in younger days, the strip deals with the various foibles of 12-step groups (which, don't get me wrong, saved my life). Nonetheless, I'd be lying if I said that humorous things don't go on in those rooms.

Anyway, this here was the inaugeral strip that I published way back when.  I hope you enjoy it, and others to follow from time to time... just for laughs.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.



Results of Fibro Opinion Poll #2

So... it's been over a month (almost 7 weeks) since I asked people visiting my site what treatment is helping them with their fibro the most... so here are the results. And, might I say, they surprise me a bit.

Anyway, here they are:

As you can see, the treatment felt to be most helpful by the largest percentage (the majority, in fact) was prescribed medication. This surprises me, as a previous large survey conducted by the American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) found massage to be the treatment felt to be helpful by the largest percentage (rated helpful by 70%). Most prescribed medications only were felt to help about 30%.

Admittedly, however, the two polls were asking different questions. AFSA asked people to list ALL treatments they felt to be helpful; and they listed drugs individually. I asked what ONE treatment was MOST helpful for you (so you could only choose one), and lumped all drugs together.


The next logical question is: If prescribed medications are MOST helpful, which ones are MOST helpful? And this will be the question I ask in the next poll. 

So... give me a few minutes... tick, tick, tick, tick... so I can go back and change the poll question on my website, and then visit my website - - and tell me, and other readers, what prescibed medication has helped you most (or if none of them have). 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kevin White, MD, PhD
Award-Winning Author and Speaker

Thursday, 17 May 2012

I'm Baaaaack!

Once again, I apologize to all my readers for having been absent from the blogging scene for the past month or so. I literally have just gone through the worst flu of my LIFE! I won't go into all the details... but 6 weeks and I'm still not 100% yet. I have been well enough to return to the office, though, and now I will start blogging again. I also will be working on the Spring Newsletter and hope to have it out next week as well.

Yesterday, I posted my first YouTube video in a month, which really makes more sense to watch while you're on the home page of my website at Otherwise, you're going to see me pointing all over the place, seemingly totally at random, as if I'm having a seizure.DO check it out, though, because there's humour in it and I even do a little bit of magic (Take THAT, Voldemort!)

Not to mix apples with rutabagas (whatever the heck they are), in my next blog I will reveal (poof! There's that magic thing again) the results of my latest web poll: what treatment has helped you the most? The results are somewhat surprising, at least to me.  And they will lead to the next logical poll question, which I will reveal (poof!) in the NEXT blog (ain't I annoying!!!)

I intend to post another video and blog soon about 'The Hidden How To', which is something I talked about when I gave a series of talks in England at the start of April.

I also have promised people to do blogs soon on (1) fibromyalgia and hypermobility syndromes; and (2) fibromyalgia in men. So they will appear in the next few weeks.

And I have a couple of songs I plan to share with you soon (including one really pretty and inspirational one called 'In Hard Times' that I believe you will enjoy); as well as a comic strip I published a few years ago and am now going to share with you called 'Haddochs Anonymous'.  It's actually pretty funny, so I've been told.

And, come July, I will post a tribute to the late great Harry Chapin, who died on July 16th, 1981. I cried that day, because of the absolutely wonderful musician and humanitarian the world lost.

So anyway... once again... I am back. I look forward to providing you with lots of information, entertainment, support, and inspiration in the coming weeks. Thanks again for having been so patient.

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