Strep-Gate 2018 Part two

This blog post is a continuation of Strep-Gate 2018 Part One. Please be sure to read that before reading this one to get the full story.  Heads up- sorry this is a bit long... it was short ... until it wasn't anymore. It has a fun surprise ending that just happened and you'll see what I…

Strep-Gate 2018 Part one

September 2017: How it began My throat started hurting pretty innocuously in September 2017. I didn't take my stock in it because I was busy. I was eyeball deep taking four graduate classes and doing my internship at Voices for a Second Chance working with recently released citizens who were either released from the DC Jail…

On the road…to getting lost

  I just finished my first semester of grad school. Go me! In the Social Work program at Gallaudet University. But in the course of one semester...so much has changed. The workload of three graduate-level MSW courses was a lot more than I anticipated. I had to stop working and doing volunteer work. I only…

All the pain

  Here's the real reason why I am here. Pain. I have been in pain since I was diagnosed with IC. But since September/October 2016 I have been having off the chart pain levels for both my IC and migraines. For about a month, I had a migraine. I woke up with a migraine every…