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Finding Others

I wanted to take a moment to welcome all the new followers of this blog. Our group is growing. And it’s exciting… exciting to at least belong somewhere, ya know? 351 more words

Politicized Medicine: CNN's Sanjay Gupta diagnoses prez with HEART DISEASE while ON-AIR, without an ACTUAL exam

(National SentinelGuessing Game: CNN medical advisor Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Wednesday diagnosed President Donald J. Trump with “heart disease” on the air based on a single lab result, and without ever examining him physically. 349 more words

President Donald J. Trump

The quest to find PT

I’ve just begun to search for physical therapists and so far three of the people listed on my health insurance website do not exist. I called a number listed on my insurance website for a PT doctor and it turned out to actually be a pain mgmt center (and also they had never heard of her)… It seems likely that none of the doctors on the website are actually physical therapists, but instead pain management doctors, which is not what I’m looking for. 229 more words

Chronic Illness

It'll Be Uncomfortable

Why, when you go to the doctor’s office, or even the emergency room, they seem to downplay what you’re feeling? I get that unless you come in with a limb chopped off or a gunshot wound you don’t really have priority… but everyone has a different tolerance of pain. 665 more words

Borderline Personality Disorder


I’m trying to institute a new tradition in our house: on each of the children’s birthdays we will all get up and do birthday breakfast, open presents and be generally celebratory, and then I will go back to bed for at least an hour. 856 more words

How did I not know?!

Dermatillomania … Have you ever heard of it? I hadn’t until last night!

Well I have been suffering with this for 16 years, getting progressively worse over time. 318 more words


Diagnosis & Disability

Being diagnosed is simultaneously validating and frustrating. It wasn’t like any of my diagnoses surprised me, 201 more words

Chronic Pain