Once upon a time, there was a Trained Medical Professional who spent years and years in school to be a doctor. The Trained Medical Professional worked hard to learn all he would need to know to care for his patients someday. Even after he became a doctor, he continued to learn and grow so that… Continue reading A Modern Healthcare Fairy Tale
We’ve all been there. It’s Monday morning and your friend or coworker walks in wearing a wrist brace or walking with crutches that they definitely didn’t have on Friday afternoon when you saw them last. “Oh no!” we say. “What did you do?!” A lot of the times, we get some story of unfortunate events… Continue reading I Didn’t DO Anything!
I can’t tell you how many times I have shared my experience with chronic illness with someone and had them respond with something to the effect of “well, it could be worse.” This makes me want to scream. Worse yet, the people who have said this to me rarely seem to realize that I’m on… Continue reading “It Could Be Worse” and Other Garbage Sentiments
This is the first in a series of blog posts I am calling “Chronically Honest,” in which I’ll be sharing some of my honest thoughts and reflections on living with chronic illness. Having a chronic illness can be a pretty lonely experience, so I hope that this series will serve as a heartfelt and sometimes… Continue reading Chronic Illness Really Sucks: A Chronically Honest Prologue
The past year and a half has been full of joy and riddled with unhappiness. It has seen the realization of a dream and the death of others. Sometimes I feel overwhelming contentment and sometimes I feel disappointed to the point of tears. I’ve discovered things about myself that have set my soul free, and… Continue reading Tomorrow I Will Try Again
For a long time, I thought perfectionism was just me staying up too late, making minor adjustments to a project that would already earn an A. But I’ve learned that it’s more. It’s the reason I stayed up, the idea that what I did was the final word on who I was, what I was… Continue reading Time to Try Again
As a disclaimer: I have not researched the new health care bill. The only things I have heard have been through others and have been riddled with opinions and biases. Although they play a huge part in what I am saying, I am not writing about either the new health care bill or Obamacare. Please… Continue reading On Fear and Health Care