Recently, I had a very rough day. It was one of those days where nothing worked correctly or as easily as it should have. There were many people involved that day as well. People who should NOT have a driver’s license, or people who needed better training for the job they held. I was aggravated… Read More From The Outside, Looking In
Well, my appointment with the orthopedic specialist came and I’m glad it’s over! What started out as a consultation about my knees, turned into a fat-shaming session — in less than 5 minutes! First, he asked me what he could do for me and I told him that my doctor had been telling me for… Read More Mistrust, Disgust & Humiliation, Part Two
I would like to thank the medical profession for not helping me in the last 10 years. I don’t know how I could possibly live my life without pain. A special thanks to my doctor, who has been telling me for years that I am too young for knee replacement surgery. This allowed the bone… Read More A Helping of Thanks with Sarcasm on the Side
Something has been on my mind lately. (Well, something is always on my mind! I can’t help that.) I’ve been mulling this certain thing around in my head for nearly a week now. I have to write about it to get it out of my brain!! A friend of mine, read something I had posted… Read More Some Will Never Understand….
The last 5 years have been extremely trying. I’ve had to deal with more than I ever imagined I would, and at times thought it would never get better. I spent hours upon hours upon hours crying my eyes out. I have felt helpless, and hopeless. I’ve felt anger and sadness. I’ve suffered through many panic attacks and… Read More Learning & Moving Forward
If you haven’t read Part One, you can find it here: https://echo11am.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/my-ordeal/ Last month, I realized my appointment for the second EGD/Colonoscopy was coming up! Immediately, I started to worry. My anxiety level went up. I started obsessing over what was going to happen. I was having some digestive issues for months and I started to… Read More My Ordeal – Part Two