The spoonie awards part three

The Spoonie Awards, Part Three

Hello my dear fellow spoonies,

Wow, suddenly everything is much more terrifying! I hope everyone is doing relatively okay without any Corona with Lyme or other new problems.

Sudden social acceptance

It’s not like social distancing was anything new. Many of our lives have been about doctor visits and food shopping and avoiding large gatherings for quite a while. In fact it’s a little weird having many of our unfortunate lifestyle requirements becoming the norm. A few months ago, I was considered a germaphobic hermit and now I am “prudent.” Here is a brilliant post about forced isolation by Seriously Sensitive to Pollution.

Getting difficult prescriptions

This second one is for everyone who takes a prescription that requires an authorization, that is compounded, or that is a controlled substance (I have one of each!). I started this cartoon prior to the coronapocalypse (drawing takes me forever because of the neverending arm issues), but I’m sure that waits for complicated prescriptions are now horribly worse, even if the doctor is not playing golf. A long time ago I wrote about my adventures with brand-name Neurontin and I also take compounded liothyronine sodium. And then of course there is Klonopin, which I would love to get rid of, but now is not the greatest time to cut the anti-anxiety meds.

If you are feeling extra-bored at home, please check out The Spoonie Awards, part 1 and part 2. And if you are in possession of lot of fragrance-free toilet paper because you are chemically sensitive and had previously stocked up, this is a toilet paper-buying shame-free zone. I have heard too much guilt-inducing crap (bad pun intended) about toilet paper. 💩 Face it, healthy people never lined up for the fragrance-free recycled. I have never come between anyone and synthetic perfumed floral Charmin.

Travel bidets are easy to use, if there are any left by the time this post goes out. There are a lot of brands on Amazon. Real bidets are obviously better, but if  you are a renter like me you can’t renovate the bathroom. This brand of clip-on bidet was recommended to me for easier installation.

I hope everyone stays as healthy and possible! We will somehow get through this! 💚💚

Love and spoons, 🥄🥄


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Hi! I'm Vicki. My blog is called "Miss Diagnoses" because I have too many diagnoses and because my Lyme disease was misdiagnosed for many years. In addition to being a professional patient, I'm a compulsive reader and doodler. Sadly, my writing and drawing are limited by repetitive strain injury and neuropathy. I use assistive technology, but I can't post as often as I'd like. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and I have two short cartoon videos on YouTube. Twitter and Instagram: @miss_diagnoses Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube: @MissDiagnoses

One thought on “The Spoonie Awards, Part Three

  1. Thank you dear. Yes no shame hoarding Supplies of you’re allergic or sensitive to most products cause unlike others, we can’t just “buy that other brand”. I was lucky to have done my orders before the panic hit but I know many of us have had no means of doing need it financially, physically, due to having no one to help, the increased fragrance everywhere and so many more reasons why it will suck for us so much more. I’m only worried about masks that I usually buy, I need the N95 type as a rule. This almost makes me happy I am home bound and have made peace with it and grieved thoroughly this past year cause I don’t have to add that to the pile of anxiety this virus is causing, fear for myself but especially for my immune compromised hubby who will need to go out at times (car repair). And we need to help each other in this community cause morale will be low.

    Vicky, if you ever try getting off klonopin, do not attempt before checking UK Dr Ashton and her protocol. It was a disaster for me without it, even life threatening due to extreme withdrawal symptoms she had thankfully documented and lobbied about in the UK Parliament. I can’t stress this enough. It is doable in tiny increments with a willing doctor who can prescribe tiny doses (drops) and a long long withdrawal process. Took me 2 years but I’m free and best of all, free from panic attacks. You heard me, the meds cause panic attacks if used long term off label like too many doctors do. There’s a reason it needs a waiver, it’s got real bad side effects.


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