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About Jenn

While pursuing my literary and professional goals, I managed a severe form of gastroparesis (paralysis of the stomach) for six years, later complicated by full GI failure and a nonspecific autonomic failure of unknown etiology. In August of 2010, I … Continue reading

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Birthdays and Other Milestones

This past Tuesday, I turned 35. 35 years old. To celebrate a new level of maturity, I got a significant haircut and style change—from a basic, boring bob to a short-cropped, tousled, highly textured look. The funny thing is that … 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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