What is medical limbo? It’s the time when I’m waiting for test results, waiting to find out the meaning of a new symptom; waiting to see if a new medication makes me feel better; waiting to see if that same new medication gives me double vision, an odd rash, or another strange side effect; waiting for a doctor to call me back; waiting for someone to come along and answer a question I posted in a medical forum; waiting to find out if my insurance will approve a treatment. Chronic illness involves a lot of waiting. Continue reading “This Week in Medical Limbo”
Month: February 2014
Meditation Techniques for the Meditation-Challenged, Part One
I’ve been trying to meditate for years.
I had read about the benefits of meditation for coping with Lyme disease, chronic pain, thyroid disease, allergies, anxiety, and almost every condition I have, but I just couldn’t focus on my breath and keep my mind from racing. Continue reading “Meditation Techniques for the Meditation-Challenged, Part One”
Eczema Chic: Finding Allergen-Free, Rosacea-Friendly, Nontoxic Foundation
I was never what you would call “hot,” but people always told me I had pretty skin.
That all changed in 2010, when I got rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and allergic contact dermatitis (a form of eczema).
Continue reading “Eczema Chic: Finding Allergen-Free, Rosacea-Friendly, Nontoxic Foundation”