Tag Archives: Chimp

A Thousand Things

If you’re a healthy person, how many things do you think you do per day? Your to-do list at work might have a half-dozen things on it, but I’m talking about more than that. Maybe you run a few errands … Continue reading

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Gratitude

One of the more difficult things to deal with about being this ill is the feeling of uselessness imposed by my physical limits. Even as long as I’ve been ill, I’ve never quite gotten over the guilt of not being … Continue reading

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A Love Note to Congressman Daryl Metcalfe

“I don’t believe any legitimate voter that actually wants to exercise that right and takes on the according responsibility that goes with that right to secure their photo ID will be disenfranchised…[W]e have a lot of people out there that … Continue reading

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One Foot in Front of The Other

I was once a runner. I wasn’t always. I took it up after I left NYU in 1995. I’d been teaching myself to cook at college, and turning out to be unfortunately, deliciously good at it, so the second half of … Continue reading

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Losing My Edge

(Lyrics here.) One day about three years into my illness, when I was still well enough to be working but sick enough to be doing so from home, I met my departing boss – let’s call him Brad – for … Continue reading

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…a little better all the time…

Memorial Day weekend is my sickiversary. Eight years today. Things are looking up, though – I think I’m doing better now than any point since the end of 2007. Among the indications of improvement: I’ve been playing Words With Friends … Continue reading

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A Crash Course in Healthcare

I’ve written before about the series of events that ended in me falling ill, but one thing I haven’t told you about is the transition after that – the transition from being a healthy person to being a chronicially ill … Continue reading

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Fear Itself

I have two major phobias that I’ve had as long as I can remember: A rational one (as phobias go, at least) and an irrational one. I have a fair number of minor ones, too, but I’m going to keep … Continue reading

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The Post-Appointment Post, 2012

I’ve been away from the blog because of my annual appointment with Dr. Cheney on March 20th. First I was trying to rest up to get ready for it, then I was trying to recover from it. This was the … Continue reading

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The End of IRIS

Well that sucked. Some of you may remember that I’ve been dealing with IRIS caused by my experimental treatment, GcMAF (see my previous posts, “Everybody Gets Through IRIS” and “Further Adventures in IRIS”, and if you want a brief explanation of … Continue reading

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