my ivabradine experience…

After trialing two new medications: midodrine and ivabradine/Corlanor, I intended to start by discussing the midodrine experience, as I tested it first. However, I just stopped the ivabradine yesterday, so I feel the need to write about it. I’m guessing it’s obvious from the “I just stopped it yesterday” part that it didn’t go so […]

unrest on pbs…

You may remember that I previously wrote about a recently released documentary, Unrest, which portrays how myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), affects the life of a young woman. I have a personal interest in the documentary, not only because I helped fund the Kickstarter project with a small donation, but […]

getting a tattoo with a chronic illness…

Like it does with most things in life, having a chronic illness can complicate the process of getting a tattoo.  I have put together a list of considerations for anyone with a chronic illness interested in getting a tattoo. However, I should note, my entire tattoo session only lasted about 40 minutes. So if you’re […]

Giving Tuesday…

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (or weekend, for all the international readers). I’m so thankful for you, friends! As you may know, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is often referred to as “Giving Tuesday”, where people are encouraged to make charitable donations. I am on the Board of a nonprofit that promotes research […]