For the past 25 years or so I have been very open about my mental illness diagnoses of bipolar, depression, OCD, anxiety, and panic disorder. Well, that is in most facets of my life except for one. Since gaining control over most of these conditions I have left them off the medical "cheat sheet" I …
The word tentative is very important in the world of Chronic Illness. All our plans need to be tentative or penciled in. Even when we plan specifically for something and do everything in our power to make it work, there can be something that stops us in our tracks. This past weekend my Hubby and …
This is such an important read for those with and without chronic illness. I can relate to every word.
Sentenced to Death:
When a New Pain is Dismissed Because of Your Chronic Illness
I’ve lost count of the number of times a new health issue has been dismissed by medical professionals. They have blamed my chronic illnesses, weight, depression, and any alternative treatment that wasn’t their idea or prescribed by them. Today I am going to share a few examples of how the healthcare system has failed me time and again what needs to be done. Not every new health issue was life threatening, but there was still a death. In all these examples a portion of my life was murdered because of the time I had to spend seeking answers and help.
- Pain and immobility in my right knee. For eight years doctors blamed my weight and lack of exercise. Final diagnosis? Loose cartilage and bone fragments that were getting caught in the joint. Surgery was…
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