A visit to the ER with ‘COVID19 listed symptoms’

No, I do not have COVID. I got my results because they certainly tested me in the ER. But I had symptoms on the list... and so enters the PROTOCOLS. And I was ushered off to a side room with a few other people. I had to call a number to the front reception desk … Continue reading A visit to the ER with ‘COVID19 listed symptoms’

Book review: The Things We Don’t Say

The Things We Don't Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths- Julie Morgenlender. Sections in the book: Part I: RelationshipsPart 2: Experiencing the emotionsPart 3: The Medical SidePart 4: AcceptancePart 5: Things we wish we'd knownPart 6: What we wish folks knew (my essay All About the Pain is here)Part 7: Others' Perceptions This is … Continue reading Book review: The Things We Don’t Say

Chronic illness: Pandemic stress

There are risk factors to being chronically ill in a high-stress environment and being isolated during the pandemic life. COVID19 brings with it unique external stressors we may have a difficult time adjusting to like we do other stressors. Mental illness Anxiety: Even before COVID-19 hit its shores, the U.S. was a clinically anxious place. According … Continue reading Chronic illness: Pandemic stress