Goodbye 2017

There will be times when, to address certain issues, I will have to look back on this year and handle things that pain me. I would love to make a clean break, but as we all know, there are so many things that define us and shape our future selves.

I am praying hard for 2018 to be a better year in every way possible. Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe New Year!



When An ER Nurse Blamed My Weight For Chronic Pain

Let the record state that if spoken to like that in ANY medical establishment, I would be doing an on-site report before a report to the state, after talking myself down from beating the fucking crap out of these nurses. People of all shapes and sizes have various forms of chronic pain. Many of us are former athletes. Being in pain and often unable to move, my own weight is not where I’d like for it to be, but I DO try. I have friends who tell me I am SO lucky to be able to walk. That scares me, because walking is sometimes all I’ve got. I really feel for the writer of this article. And I continue to be increasingly angry at the medical community at large.