DISCOVERY: Health & Stigma
I am a Hostile Witness to the barriers to treatment for mental, chronic, physical, and community health. If a trained advocate like me has this much trouble navigating the opaque system, the rest of you are fucked. Let’s unfuck the barriers together.
Am I the only one who suffers from (false) car alarm anxiety? I’ve set off the emergency car alarm three times this week. It’s making me twitchy. My keychain may be trying to kill me. Well, specifically the red panic button on the Cadillac key which tops the Bane of my Existence List lately. Honestly, […]More
More Things I Allow Myself Not To Worry About: Surveys: Don’t worry about them. I feel a tiny guilt about blowing them off, but not enough to actually complete one. The world as we know it will simply have to go on without my input. Just another thing I’ll be burning in hell over. Germs: […]More
Freaking Out Nurses: Doctor’s Office Scales Lie I visited my gynocologist this week for my now bi-annual visit on account of some three rogue papsmear results in a row. I instructed my doctor that she is in charge of the ovaries. No lady ovary cancer, please. She assured me she had my ovaries’ back and […]More
Why do we hang on to the slights from other people but forget the compliments? For no reason today, I remembered the words of a friend of mine when we were in college. She called me on the phone about nine o’clock one forgettable night and started the conversation by saying, “Man, there is just […]More
Summer Loving Happened So Fast Seriously, where does the time go? My kids go back to school in eight days. EIGHT! I feel like I should have more to show for myself as to how we spent the summer. True, I did take the kids on a whirlwind tour of the east coast, but that […]More