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Just a simple poll question tonight. I often wonder how many people out there have what could be labeled as a chronic illness, as told to them by their doctor. I apologize for the shortness of the ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 67 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 08:00 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Every May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. It is celebrated by raising awareness of the disease in the hopes of giving those who may be suffering with it some hope as well as provide ...
by poligirl
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 12:08 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
My mother and our friend at my husband's and my wedding. As is often the case, I've composed a poem about what has been uppermost in my mind lately, having attended the memorial service for a ...
by Kit RMP
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 02:00 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Heya all, I've been getting a lot of emails from people wondering if there was someway they could get an update once I get out of surgery, etc. I know that friends from Facebook will be updating ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 08:48 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
Depression impacts 17.5 million Americans , and two-thirds of the people with depression do not seek help. I was one of the two-thirds. This is the most difficult ...
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 138 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 175 Recommends
Ugh. Don't mind me, I just need to rant. Another night of preparing for a colon cleansing. That is two times within 3 months. Drinking the junk to clean the colon ... this time so I can swallow a ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 08:51 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
The human body is designed to be healthy on its own. If we took care of our bodies as well as we do our motor vehicles and airplanes, we’d have less than half the illness and healthcare ...
by RonAnthony
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 04:38 PM PST with 2 Recommends
There was a time not so long ago when you were able to sense if something were wrong with me and I always knew when you needed me. I wonder, did you feel the sting of my tears cascading down my ...
by paininzeeback
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 04:00 PM PST with 38 Recommends
I've been ill now for nearly 3 weeks, I did go to urgent care and got a script for Amoxi-clav last Thursday, but it doesn't seem to be working. I've got a bad sinus infection that has turned into ...
by prettymeadow
Comment Count 75 comments on Sun Oct 12, 2014 at 11:52 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
A close friend of mine was admitted for surgery the other day to address an acute and potentially life-threatening morbidity. He's suffered for years from a complex set of illnesses that have ...
by bastrop
Comment Count 77 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
Since I started this little project, I have received numerous offers supporting the effort to get a guitar for a man I work with. I have been to 2 stores, looked at new and used guitars and have a ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 01:45 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
My friend and I wanted to come up with a way to give back to hospitals, instead of just our time, since they already have so many volunteers in the first place. This is what we came up with...
by TattooedLiberal
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 04:16 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
I saw a post on Aji's blog this morning about a mutual friend and fellow Kossack, tonyahky , who needs a relatively small amount of financial help immediately and also to get her moved into her new ...
by Kitsap River
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 12:32 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Presenteeism, they call it. Going to work to be "present" when by all rights you should be home in bed. I was running a 101F fever last night, but it was down to 99F this morning, so I trudged in ...
by catwho
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 06:05 AM PST with 5 Recommends
"Come over as soon as . . . you can. There's something . . . I need to talk to you about." My mother, short of breath, sounded ominous. I thought, considering her age, was this the . . . "Are you ...
by zwerlst
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:22 AM PST with 41 Recommends
At the very end of the diary is an introduction to using free MEDSCAPE links/articles like this: very easy and worth it. Teenagers and college students may enjoy this one. The human body as a ...
by mettle fatigue
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Today, like most Saturday mornings, I sit in my Starbucks beginning shortly after it opens at 6 AM - after all, I get up during the week at 4, and it is hard to sleep late even if I wanted to. ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 04:24 AM PST with 13 Recommends
I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone for your donations, thoughts, and prayers for my diary yesterday I am in awe, as is Cash and Cloud, as to the warmth and generosity of the community ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 06:19 PM PST with 29 Recommends
I’m fairly certain that most of us have had, at some point in our lives, a friend who was very needy and desirous of our company. In this circumstance, I'm speaking about such a person in my own ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 06:20 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
A friend once told me that the wealthy elite didn't want to just "roll back" the New Deal, they wanted to roll back the entire 20th Century. His point was that all the social gains of the 20th ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 209 comments on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 04:32 PM PDT with 692 Recommends