Remember when our biggest problems were doctors not taking us seriously and people’s lack of understanding about our health issues? Are you nostalgic for those days? Me too! Continue reading “How to #Resist Without Using All Your Spoons”
So most days your sex drive has been replaced by a raging headache, but sometimes you have your moments. Or maybe you’re headed towards remission and feel like giving it a go with your sweetie. Either way, here at Miss Diagnoses
we I have some ideas. Continue reading “Lyme Sexy Tyme: Valentine’s Day Special”
Christmas is great, Hanukkah is great, but I really think Festivus has excellent potential as a holiday for the chronically ill. Hear me out. Continue reading “Festivus: A Holiday for Spoonies?”
If Santa Claus had brain fog, he might have problems with dates. Continue reading “If Santa Claus Had Brain Fog”
Because of the above situation, I recently joined the Chronic Disease Book Group on goodreads.com. Continue reading “The Hypothyroid Lymie Book Club”
Doctors can say the most awful things to chronic pain patients. Continue reading “Shit Doctors Say”
I was very honored to be asked to do a guest post for the Hypothyroid Mom. Continue reading “Guest post for the Hypothyroid Mom: ADD or Hashimoto’s Brain Fog?”
Well, I’ve been taking Armour for a few months now, and it’s been a mixed bag.
Since Lyme awareness month is about to end, I thought I would tell a story about what can happen when there’s no Lyme awareness. Continue reading “Misdiagnosed Despite a CDC-Positive Test: My Lyme Disease Story”
For those of you who did not read the exciting, I mean relaxing and contemplative, “Meditation Techniques for the Meditation-Challenged, Part One,” I described two techniques: a simplified version of the Buddhist Loving-Kindness Meditation, and an easy, one-minute mindfulness meditation you can do anywhere. Continue reading “Meditation Techniques for the Meditation-Challenged, Part Two”
I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I have a talking thyroid.
This exceptionally chatty gland tells me a lot of things. For instance, it is very upset about having Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (a disease in which the immune system attacks the thyroid). It feels very persecuted. Continue reading “My Talking Thyroid: New Medication Crisis”
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”