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Why I Need to Be a Better Blogger

My blog is not the most fascinating read for most people. For many, it is an all-too-detailed account of my health issues beginning in 2003. For others, it is an encouragement to keep plugging through the waves of chronic health … Continue reading

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New Beginnings: A Lullaby

There’s something to be said for having a chance to rebuild oneself. In mid-November of 2007, I began having significant troubles with sleep–I’d come home from work, sleep, wake up to get ready for bed, sleep, and have difficulty staying … Continue reading

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Farewell

If the [physician] possess negative sagacity, and a nameless something more,—let us call it intuition; if he show no intrusive egotism, nor disagreeably prominent characteristics of his own; if he have the power, which must be born within him, to … Continue reading

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The Vacation

I am on vacation. For an entire week, my husband and I are away from home, away from work (well, mostly—if there’s Wi-fi available, we work a little bit), touring the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. As Seattleites, the Olympics are pretty … Continue reading

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Seeing Eye-to-ID

The following was an extremely positive exchange I had with one of the infectious disease (ID) specialist physicians on my “team” at the medical center where I am a patient. He has followed me over the past two years, though … Continue reading

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Message to the Doctors

December 4, 2006 Dear Medical Staff, I don’t know what to say anymore. I don’t know how to respond when you say things like, “well, we saw this coming,” or ask, “do you have an explanation for this one?” Really, … Continue reading

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