Tag Archives: Neuropathy

AGT Electric Violin Sensation, ‘Brian King Joseph’, Tattoos & Neuropathy.

by Anura Guruge


IF you have not seen him, PLEASE check out this video.

You will thank me. He is GOOD. Very Good. YouTube has MORE.



Google “tattoos nerve damage”. I did after watching him. This is what I found. Check it out. Click to ENLARGE,


I liked him and was impressed by his virtuosity from the very first time I saw him on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018, way back — a few months ago.

He has now made it to the semi-finals and we are happy. We rooted for him. He is beyond good. Extremely gifted.

While his music & talent should speak for itself, from his very first appearance MUCH has been made of his nerve pain and nerve damage (i.e., neuropathy). AGT milks it, given that they love to add color and contours to the performers.

So, I was watching him, intently, the other night and was struck by the extent of his tattoos. He has a lot of tattoos on his arm.

This got me thinking. When I was writing my “Central Pain” book I came to appreciate that nerve damage and nerve pain typically occurs because something ‘major’ triggered it. I got to wondering if all of his tattoos MIGHT HAVE HAD something to do with his never issues. I had never thought of that connection before.

Well I Googled and you can see the results above.

I am BY NO MEANS saying that this might have been a case. It is something to THINK about. Something to look into. IF I was him I would be asking my doctors … ‘could it in any way have been triggered by my tattoos?’

Look into it. Stranger things do happen.


Search on ‘pain.
Check Category ‘books’.


by Anura Guruge


“Peripheral Neuropathy Due To Chemotherapy” — Patrice Bourgeois, My Former Workmate, Finds Out.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read snippet here. Use link below to access the full post.


Link to full post at Patrice’s “Pat’s Cancer Journey” blog.


Peripheral neuropathy — and with that possibly Central Pain Syndrome (CPS) — can be a not-widely-disclosed side effect of chemotherapy.

Patrice, my former colleague at CASE Communications, is finding this out the hard way, to her cost and chagrin. This is not good. CPS, as you may know, is debilitating and has no cure.

Not sure what can be done about this. It is not like you can refuse chemotherapy if you have cancer. It appears that certain chemotherapy drugs affect the nervous system and once anything messes up the nervous system you run the risk of getting CPS. That is, alas, well known — at least of late.

Here is another post, this one by the ‘Canadian Cancer Society‘:


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by Anura Guruge