Trying to make/keep appointments during Coronavirus pandemic.

I’ve been trying to see a specialist Obgyn for many months. But I’ve been having issues with the referral. I called last week and was informed they still needed a certain part of my referral. When I called the next day to clear more issues up they informed me that all appointments were filled and […]

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Chronic Illness and Eating Disorders

Food and I always had a complex relationship, but after I had my second open heart surgery in between my freshmen and sophomore year I started losing weight. The more I lost weight the more in control I felt over my body.

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What the 10-year photo challenge means when you are chronically ill

Here it is, the newest photo challenge to ring in the new decade. While most are comparing their younger selves to how they look now, maybe even celebrating body transformations, the 10-year photo challenge means an entirely different thing to someone who has chronic illness.

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Ways of Dealing with Pain

I’ve always have this thing about living with headaches, I might as well do something because either way I’m going to be in pain but it’s come with many assumptions about how server my pain truly is.

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When “How are you doing?” Becomes a Loaded Question

But when my body feels like it has betrayed me, my illness is the only thing I think about. It is what comes out of my mouth each time I am asked a simple question, “How are you doing? How was your weekend?” It is as if I have spilled a can of worms upon someone’s lunch plate when they were just trying to make small talk. Well next time “Diana” don’t ask me such a loaded question.

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What I bring to the Hospital

After spending a great amount of time in the hospital or in doctor’s offices from the time I was born I’ve gotten done it down to a science to what to bring to the hospital. It’s great to have a reference list for a what to bring to the hospital. Sometimes it’s only a doctors […]

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Bucket lists and Living in the Moment

You don’t need a bucket list. You don’t need a list to remind you of everything you believe you have to do before you leave this world. Do things for the sake of wanting to do them and if you don’t, guess what you were still here you lived your life. Death is inevitable. Some […]

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