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when bad doctors happen to good people…

when bad doctors happen to good people…

I feel like most people with complicated chronic illnesses deserve honorary medical degrees. Every week I spend countless hours reading medical journals and researching different illnesses. The number of doctors I have had to educate on my condition is astounding. I actually left my old PCP because he had never heard of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and didn’t seem to have any interest in learning about it. I see a cardiologist for my POTS, but its important that the…

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so this is marriage…

so this is marriage…

Note: I am back from the honeymoon now, but actually wrote this post after the wedding, before the honeymoon. In the rush to get off to Hawaii, I forgot to post it. In the interest of not overwhelming you with a really long post, I decided to post this one now, in its original state, and follow it with a post about the honeymoon. – Linds —— Well, I did it. I got married! If you have been following this blog,…

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the winds of change…

the winds of change…

Just over five years ago, I took the California state bar exam. If you’re not familiar, the bar exam is the test you must take in order to become a licensed attorney. With three entire days of testing, it’s a rigorous exam, one which you have to spend months studying for if you have any hopes of passing. The two and a half months I spent studying for the test are a blur. On the first day of bar study…

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when negative is good…

when negative is good…

We become so hardwired to think of “negative” as bad, that I occasionally have the same reaction as George Costanza (see video below) when I receive negative results. However, when it comes to medical test results, negative is GOOD. You may remember from my last post that after some intestinal bleeding, my doctor ordered some tests.  The results are in. Negative for parasites. Negative for anemia.  Negative for salmonella, e.coli, or other bacteria. Everything came back normal (which is often the…

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i like butts, but…

i like butts, but…

It has been a rough week. There were some positives, for sure. I got to dogsit this little cutie: And, the BF and I booked our honeymoon. More on that later. But unfortunately, there were some negatives, too. Apparently summer is here already. I had a wedding dress fitting yesterday. As you might expect, the fitting involved putting on my dress and standing in front of a panel of mirrors while a lady with a thick accent who is kind…

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