Medical Mayhem

The Secret in the Blood

I hear the constant ticking of the clock. My reality is at a standstill. When will the results come back from the lab? Why is it taking...

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My Life With CRPS

Life doesn’t always go to plan; but in those moments of adversity, picking yourself up and carrying on will be the best and hardest...

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Male Birth Control: Another Reminder that Women are Inferior

A clinical trial of contraceptives for men was brought to a halt after it discovered that: “the risks to the [male] study participants...

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To the Male Doctors Who Do NOT Understand How Pulmonary Hypertension Affects MY Life

I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) nearly three years ago. It was a few days before Christmas. PH is a...

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Family Fears and Invisible Illness

Life is hard, it’s even harder when you are diagnosed with a debilitating invisible illness. Once that diagnosis is given, it can...

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CRPS SUCKS!

November is National CRPS Awareness Month, and November 7th  2016 is National Awareness Day. I wanted to share with you a little bit about...

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Are PTSD Survivors Weak? Here is What My Mom Thinks

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is anything but a weakness. It is our strength. It means that we kept going. About six of every ten adults...

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Life With An Invisible Illness

in·vis·i·ble adjective: unable to be seen; not visible to the eye  ill·ness noun: a disease or period of sickness affecting the body...

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The Scary Thing in My Butt

Fear and uncertainty seem to be everywhere in 2016. With the upcoming US election, Brexit, increasing terrorism, gun violence, the Zika...

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When Half a Brain is the Only Option

My daughter has half a brain. No, really. She does. Allow me to explain. Sasha arrived on a Friday morning, in late-February. She was three...

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The Doctor Who Wanted to Cut Open My Face

Looking for a new doctor can be a headache, and scary. Your health care provider will usually give you a long list of approved doctors with...

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VIDEO: Panic Attacks and How to Stop Them

Panic attacks! Not fun. If you have ever had a panic attack, you know they are awful. And, it seems no one is immune, male, female, young,...

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Chasing False Hope and the Miracle Cures for Cancer

Poster’s preface: This is my story, told through my eyes, to the best of my recollection. It’s purely anecdotal in nature; I have no...

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Exposing Fraud: Melanoma or Just a Mole?

She’s had multiple surgeries and every time she goes back to the doctor, they find more areas of concern, which always seem to turn up as...

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