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Listed dates are Sundays, 7pm eastkost time, 4pm leftkost, usually running 3-3½ hrs, some-times longer, to fit some part of everyone's afternoon/evening. See logobox below for more about discussions. We also publish & republish between Sundays. Midweek UPCOMING SCHEDULES usually post between Wednesday & Friday. See our archive for past diary examples & useful reading. If you're interested in contributing a diary, contact series coordinator postmodernista or post a comment at this diary.

July 27 - KosAbility: A Close-Up Look at Arthritis by Darwinian Detritus

August 3 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite surprising medical/health thing you found out about, and/or one you wonder about!

August 10 - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .your diary here!
August 17 -  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and here, too!

August 24 - working title "Living with Brittle Diabetes from the Caregiver Viewpoint" -
                                                  by michelewln

September 7 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite easy recipe!

Sept 14  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .your diary here!
Sept 21  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and here, too!
Sept 28  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and even here!

October 5 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite pet peeve!
November 2 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite quote...other than yer sig line!
December 7 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite(?) household disaster!
January 4 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite bad joke!
February 1 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite bumpersticker!
February 8 - Never Again: Coming to Grips with Life After Stroke by Steven Park

Diaries can be 1 paragraph, 2, 20, or more. Unscheduled diary topics requested, suggested, or in planning/drafting stage are: ■  fibromyalgia (2 diaries) ■ more on music & health ■ Irish Red Algae moss extract research effective nasally in fighting common cold virus ■ SLIDESHOWS of what happens with our joints in several kinds of arthritis, fingernail abnormalities as clues/signs of larger disorders, the knees are the first to go and how doctors evaluate where they're going, foods that may be good or bad for the brain/cognition/mood/dementia, the good and bad of alcohol ■ medical marijuana research & med journal articles ■ health/medical resources online ■ ICAM(integrative, complementary & alternative medicine) ■ neuro-endocrine disruptors & other health pollutants from commerce & industry ■ body bias, gender bias, & agism bias in medical care ■ depression, anxiety, & related emotional/psychological/neurological issues ■ do you know your inherited/familial medical history? ■ dyslexia  ■ pain ■ ...and whatever ELSE you our members have on your mind that you'd like to write about! For help & fun writing diaries, the New Diarists group is a great place to ask questions, get answers, and find coaches/mentors at your own pace. DK's version 5 is coming and that will affect diary-writing - Cranky Users is THE group to follow for keeping current on that info.
KosAbility logoKosAbility is a Sunday 7pm eastkost/4pm leftkost volunteer diarist series, as a community for people living with disabilities, who love someone with a disability, or who want to know more about the issues. Our use of "disability" includes temporary as well as permanent conditions, from small, gnawing health/medicl problems to major, life-threatening ones. Our use of "love someone" extends to cherished members of other species.

Our discussions are open threads in the context of this community. Feel free to comment on the diary topic, ask questions of the diarist or generally to everyone, share something you've learned, tell bad jokes, post photos, or rage about your situation. Our only rule is to be kind; trolls will be spayed or neutered. If you are interested in contributing a diary, contact series coordinator postmodernista.

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  •  tip jar (4+ / 0-)

    KosAbility maintains this DIRECTORY of these groups as a longterm DK reference service. Currently, it lists about 25 daily-living-with-it groups focused on specific health concerns, and about 20 more on political, professional, reform, volunteerism, morale-support and helping issues.

    The project aims for mutual-benefit interaction among the groups, and to help kosaks connect with groups they need, give a start to kosaks forming new health-med groups, and invite similar groups to be added.

    For more information, kosmail to project-runner mettle fatigue. Please share the directory link with any kog who would benefit from knowing of these groups.

    One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain -Bob Marley

    by Darwinian Detritus on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 10:08:50 AM PDT

  •  I can write on a couple of these. (2+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Darwinian Detritus

    I can write on pain from first-hand experience.

    I can write on body/gender/ageism bias from first-hand experience of the first two and I can certainly research the third. I think I may have experienced it once or twice myself but I'm going to have to delve back into a very faulty memory and go through those times.

    I can write about the need for evidence-based, science-based medicine instead of woo (i.e., ICAM). I do NOT regard herbal medicine as woo; there is plenty of evidence for it. However, acupuncture has been studied in at least one controlled, peer-reviewed study, and it found that real acupuncture and sham acupuncture were equally effective.

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    by Kitsap River on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 05:01:03 PM PDT

    •  Oh, hi! (1+ / 0-)
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      Kitsap River

      Sorry, I kinda wandered off for a while. Sure, we can always use more diaries. We have a very moving diary coming soon from a new member, Miang, on the subject of living with pain.

      A discussion of alternative therapies like acupuncture could be fruitful, provided we all remain respectful of each other's viewpoints. I've thought about doing something like that myself, but I've got no actual plans in place. It sounds like you've got some good ideas brewing in there.

      One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain -Bob Marley

      by Darwinian Detritus on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 07:04:42 PM PDT

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