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Valentine’s Day: Chronic Illness Edition

I’m going to be honest with you here… I have never liked Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a contrived holiday that was made up by the greeting card companies and blah blah blah… you know the spiel by now. But last year was the first Valentine’s Day I’ve ever celebrated that made me somewhat rethink…… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Chronic Illness Edition

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Thanks, Bronchitis

I woke up recently with a sore throat. And I know what that means… I’m getting sick. Getting sick when you are already sick is the worst.  For me it goes something like this: sore throat stuffy nose post nasal drip cough drainage into lungs bronchitis lung spasms misery bladder pain more bladder pains …deathhhh…… Continue reading Thanks, Bronchitis

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Chronically Humorous

If there’s one thing I know as a Jew, it’s that no matter what happens, we need to keep a sense of humor during the hard times or we will never survive until the good times. That’s factual Jewish lore…straight from the Jew’s mouth…errr..hands…well you get what I’m saying. You don’t have to be Jewish…… Continue reading Chronically Humorous

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Chronically Grieving

It can be said that people who are chronically ill are often in a perpetual state of grief. That we are constantly grieving our losses…our health, our food, our friends, our habits, our errands…our lives as we once knew them.  And I will just tell you right now, all of that is completely true. I…… Continue reading Chronically Grieving

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Women’s March on Washington DC Meets Chronic Illness

I just spent the last three days in DC. And the last day and a half I was holed up in Aaron’s (my boyfriend) apartment unable to leave because of the inauguration. So many roads were blocked off it was nearly impossible to get out. The March on Washington DC (and sister marches being held in…… Continue reading Women’s March on Washington DC Meets Chronic Illness

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Inaugural Impact on Chronic Illness

This inauguration impacts everyone. But for those of us with chronic illness, this is not just incredibly stressful but potentially life changing. With Trump as the new president and Republicans looking to undo everything President Obama has done in the last eight years…there is a lot of havoc to be wrought. Especially in relation to…… Continue reading Inaugural Impact on Chronic Illness

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Too school for cool whilst chronically ill on my birthday

Okay, so it’s back to school time for me. I am going into my second semester of graduate school in the Social Work program at Gallaudet University in DC. This should prove to be an interesting semester. I will be taking three classes: Quantitative Research (online), Human Behavior in the Social Environment II and Forensic Social…… Continue reading Too school for cool whilst chronically ill on my birthday