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Suppose I took a knife and gutted you with it, like a fish.  Suppose I left you to bleed out on the floor, but you somehow survived that catastrophic assault.  765 more words

Child Abuse

...your social circle...

who have you in your help network? nobody.

family? not really. small. busy. distance.

work? when retired 10 years your group have their own groups….individuals. 59 more words

Me And My Defects

PICCing up Steam, Part 3: Line Life

Living with the PICC line has its challenges, but has gotten a lot better over time. At first, my arm was quite sore, sleeping was a bit tricky, and I was really scared of showering (it is important to keep PICC dressing completely dry to prevent infection). 887 more words

How to explain when recovery from an illness isn’t possible

This week I continue the theme of recovery in the context of illness focusing on how to respond to people when they ask questions or make comments. 1,738 more words

Long-term Illness

Accessible loos for invisible disabilities – They’re coming to a supermarket near you #AccessibleLoos4InvisibleDisabilities

Today I had planned to publish a post on how to respond to people’s questions about your recovery, which would have been the last in a blog series on recovery. 1,297 more words

Long-term Illness

It's Aloha, not Goodbye

While Britt was in the throes of dying, 363 days ago, I promised myself I would write a book to celebrate his memory and share the lessons of 31 years living with ALS. 1,006 more words

Guilt in Chronic Illness

       Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt. – Titus Maccius Plautus, early Latin playwright

 I recently read a post written by a chronically ill lady* whose life is shadowed by the pernicious presence of guilt. 776 more words