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68 tablets a day... Keeps the doctors away

68. The number of tablets I currently take on a daily basis. Although this doesn’t include insulin for my CFRD (Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes) which is sort of like type 1 diabetes. 579 more words


Welcome to Jodie's World

Hey, hola, bonjour, good evening.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Jodie and I am 22 years old. I live an extremely lucky, dichotomous life that I am grateful and privileged to have. 547 more words


Not Just Lyme

Oof. Things have been pretty rocky since my last update. That flare-up of symptoms I was experiencing did not fade away after a few days as I have become accustomed to. 601 more words

How to let yourself take a break

You’ve got a deadline looming. You are aware of it. But maybe there are other important things also with deadlines attached to them competing for your attention. 1,309 more words

Long-term Illness


WARNING:  Graphic Images

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