Thirty-one Needles

Thirty-one Needles

Are you afraid of needles? Well, so am I. Not so much afraid of the needles themselves, but more of the pain they inflict when they're stabbed into your skin. Yes, I am a wuss when it comes to anything sharp and prickly. Especially when what's being injected happens to have it's own painful effect. [...]

Feeding the Stigma

Feeding the Stigma

This is entirely my fault. For two years I have been suffering with health issues and chronic widespread pain, spending thousands of dollars on appointments, tests, medications, hospital visits and surgery. Unable to work full time or have a normal social life. And apparantly unable to let my own family in on this huge life [...]

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

I'm sitting here waiting to see yet another specialist. What number is this? Probably at least my tenth since last year. These days, doctor shopping is necessary. After all, they're only human, they can't know it all! As I sit here waiting, I feel a few things. One is exhaustion - I had a horrible [...]