Why I Want to See an MS Doctor, Part 3

Why I Want to See an MS Doctor, Part 3

So, where was I? Or rather, what part of the story to tell next? This is not a linear tale, if you hadn’t noticed. *** It was Tuesday morning that I contacted the folks at Illinois Neurological Institute about being evaluated for MS. That was after the...
Power to the Patient

Power to the Patient

Last month marked the second anniversary of my fibromyalgia diagnosis. And even though the ICD code has been following me around for a while, I’m still having a hard time pinning down what that means for me, exactly. I haven’t yet developed an elevator...
Let Me Introduce You to My Fibromyalgia

Let Me Introduce You to My Fibromyalgia

This is my fibromyalgia. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Fibromyalgia is typically defined as “a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.” I have found this definition...
The First Time I Got High

The First Time I Got High

So far, I’ve received three questions about medical cannabis via my contact form. All three were variations on the same theme: Does medical marijuana make you high? I’m answering this from a personal perspective, just to be clear. What follows is...
Hold Your Head Up

Hold Your Head Up

I’m taking a break from work to browse Amazon for cervical collars. I really have no idea whether one of these would actually be helpful, but I feel like I need something to hold my head up for me. My musculoskeletal system is clearly not up to the...

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