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There’s always a catch.  There was I thinking ALL I had to do was work through my intense PTSD from the near-death hysterectomy-from-hell which still wakes me every night in genuine panic.  But no, there is more.  Much, much more. I consulted a surgeon, one of the best. I have private health insurance for exactly this reason.  In...
I have no idea what it feels like to be black. I am not well informed on the Black Lives Matter movement. Ofcourse, I have heard of it, and I have read about each case of police brutality and black deaths as they hit the media, both in the US and here at home...
I have been trying to make an appointment with a new endocrinologist for two weeks now.  Due to the pandemic, the clinic is running on a skeleton staff, and they’re just not returning some calls.  Including mine. Finally, I got a text telling me to email my referral through.  While I was doing that another receptionist...
It’s 4am, and as usual, I’m awake.  Pain is a little less than usual because I took an extra targin before bed.  But still, not enough to get me through the night.  Not enough for me to sleep more than five hours. I have a lot on my mind.  What to do. My appointment...
I take opioid pain relief every day.  Oxycodone to be exact, Targin (oxycodone and naloxone, currently 10mg morning and night) which is slow release, and oxynorm (10mg immediate release oxycodone) 3 – 6 times daily, depending on the day. Some days pain is worse than other days, but every day I have pain that...
rheumatoid arthritis is invisible and my friends and family are unable to see and therefore don't believe that I am sick and in pain