Here’s the thing about chronic illness, even one from which you’ve supposedly recovered. It makes you paranoid. Years of feeling like crap, of seemingly endless medical appointments, of ineffective treatments, and of adjusted lifestyle messes with your mind. Ailments once dismissed as being “all in your head” eventually do get there. You become overly cautious, […]
I’m Cured! Again! Apparently!
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my March 2014 letter. I’m cured! I’m cured! Thanks be to the great sacrificial kitten, I am cured! Oh, I don’t feel any different whatsoever, but I am cured! Behold the healing powers of dried platypus testicle elixir, I am cured! Chronic […]
Best Doctors® Report
Back in 2011 the company my wife worked for offered access to Best Doctors® as part of the company health benefits plan. I used this opportunity to try the service out in hopes it might magically determine a cure for my health problems stemming from Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. Unfortunately, nothing new came of this process as […]
Maybe A Pretty Chart Will Help?
Edited April 2014 from letter dated March 2011. Good afternoon, doctors. I am sending you three this letter and diagram in a last ditch attempt to explain my health issues from my perspective. I feel that I am failing in properly describing my symptoms to you and I hope this chart will help a bit […]
I’m Better. Kinda, Sorta, Maybe.
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my March 2010 letter. Yes, my body remains decrepit. The back and neck issues remain, annoying and painful as ever. If I didn’t know better I’d swear a dyslexic mistakenly input my birth year as 1972 in the government record rather than […]
The Sarcoidosis Diagnosis
I might as well get to the biggest news of the past few months. In my July letter I talked about how I’d managed to exercise my way into a bit of a relapse with my chronic fatigue issue. Well things sort of snowballed from there in the months after that letter was written. As […]