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Chonic Pain/Ilness Photography 2015 Project Week 3

This is the final week of the Chronic Pain and Illness Photography Project I have been participating in for the past 3 weeks.  Facilitator  Stephanie Blumensaat did a marvelous job putting this project together and keeping the group running smoothly.  1,174 more words

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Brief Conversations with Men in White Lab Coats: The Art of Making Eye Contact with Someone Who’s Probed You

If I was to look at an index of all of the searches that I’ve ever made in Google, August 2013 would probably show one strange result: Making eye contact with a gastroenterologist. 850 more words

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Representation is Important

I am taking a quick break from frantically typing my candidacy/Congress paper to write something quickly about representation.

I grew up seeing no one that looked anything like me. 932 more words

Observations On Life Outside Of Academia

The Problem with Critique of "Ableist" Language

Trigger Warning: Bound to make some people mad.

I follow a page on Facebook, Chronic Illness Cat. It’s essentially an on line support group for people with chronic illnesses, mainly physical ones like Fibromyalgia and other auto-immune disorders, but I find their content relevant to mental health issues as well. 2,058 more words


I Believe You.

I went through my last lot of tests today.
The Royal Eye and Ear Hospital for Inner Ear Testing – checking for Balance Disorders.

I know that other sufferers tend to say, “I went in with no expectations”. 648 more words


msaum3 reblogged this on The Raving Ranter: One Woman's Quest To Get To The Heart of Today's Issues and commented:

I thought this was a beautiful post on what unvisible/undiagnosed illnesses can look like. No, you aren't crazy and yes you are ill! Keep annoying them until they give you an answer that satisfies you.

Chronic Illness and Infertility: A Reflection on my Personal Experience

This essay examines my experiences with a chronic health condition and infertility, as well as the intersection between these experiences.  There is much written in the press and social media about motherhood.  6,060 more words

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