Dealing with chronic illness has shown me a lot over the last year or so. While in between working, the various doctors’ appointments and hospital visits, I have had a lot of time to reflect on my current health situation, my life experiences, the things I wish I could do and still hope to do,… Continue reading Chronicle V: An Open Letter to Past Friends
I seem to be caught in this vicious cycle where I go to a new or existing doctor and I can tell they’re not 100% engaged or informed about my illness. They usually end up contradicting what previous or existing physicians have said and I leave with more questions than answers. Then I get home,… Continue reading Chronicle IV: Health Anxiety
ER visits - they’re never anticipated and for some, the time leading up to them is usually filled with anxiety, second-guessing and wondering if you should even go. Yet, the intense chest pain, dizziness and throat tightness all have you believing your heart is giving out and this could be it. They always tell you… Continue reading Chronicle III: POTS and the ER
Most days, chronic illness wins the fight. It makes us appreciate the better days that much more.
I moved across states with the dreams of working at a University. I had been trying to get into Higher Education for quite some time when I lived in my previous home state. Along with hopes of landing our ideal jobs, my husband and I also had our sights set on buying our first house… Continue reading Chronicle I: Lessons I Have Learned So Far from Chronic Illness