I know this is a pretty bold question to ask, but when people are diagnosed with chronic illnesses, one of the first things they do after Googling their disease is to Google the celebrities that share their disease. I don’t know why we have this odd obsession—to have things in common with celebrities. We find… Continue reading Are Celebrities Hurting the Chronic Illness Community?
We have all heard it before; that friend, that family member, even that complete stranger who tells us to stop pitying ourselves. You know the type—the ones that tell us to move on or quit being so depressed because we’re ruining their good vibes. How about the ones that tell us our life has become… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Never Tell a Person with Chronic Illness How to Grieve
Today was the day of yet another ENT appointment. I had been seeing an ENT for years to treat—if you can call it that—my Meniere’s disease. I was filled with dread and annoyance while sitting in the waiting room listening for my name to be called. Annoyance was because I was dizzy, nauseous, and in… Continue reading Go With Your Gut
Imagine you’re in a court room. As most people do, you allow your lawyer to plead your case for you. In this instance, your lawyer moonlights as your doctor. What can I say? The struggle is real and he’s just trying to make bank. The prosecution calls you to the stand—and the interrogation begins. “Patient… Continue reading Problem #227 with Chronic Illness: Will the Accused Party Please Rise