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.
Susan Boyle, the middle-aged Scottish singer who stumbled upon fame after competing brilliantly on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009, told an interviewer a few days ago that she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. Susan is an aspie! I smiled at the thought of another role model for my son. […]More
Why worry about cancer? Because, fucking cancer. It is natural if a friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer for you to worry about getting it yourself. It is seriously going around, and is not as effective as a weight loss regime as you might think. Crossfit might be better. I get approached […]More
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