If we’ve met in person, you may have noticed there’s something different about me–I wear hearing aids. Ideally, this wouldn’t be any big deal, but there seems to be a stigma about hearing loss and a lack of awareness that simply doesn’t exist with visual impairment. As a result, many well-intentioned people have said things […]
I’m back from Cleveland! I’m still feeling a bit wiped out–a cross-country trip can be hard on you if you’re dealing with chronic health issues! However, I’m excited to embark on this new chapter of (keep your fingers crossed) healing.
I used to put physicians on a pedestal. I’m hardly alone: Americans consistently rate doctors as being in the top three of the most highly-respected and trusted occupations, while my own profession of journalism is usually down a ways on the list alongside attorneys. I thought of them as something akin to angels flapping around […]
I was a hard-core believer in conventional medicine and thought anything else was quackery. But when I became gravely ill, I was forced to recognize a much more nuanced reality.