4.6.15: One Day

I can't tell if a "day in the life" post series is indulgent or interesting, but I've always enjoyed reading other peoples' "day in the life" posts, and I think, even from an objective or anthropological sense, it might be of some interest to people to get a peek at the completely varied days that you … Continue reading 4.6.15: One Day

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Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 6)

It started simply enough with some notes. Like most writers, I carry a little notebook around me. It makes me feel just-pretentious-enough; a way to take notes on paper, which I can't quite give up despite how much damn easier it is to take notes on an iPhone. But for me, iPhones are for grocery … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 6)

Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Meanwhile, Part 5.5)

Just to round up the story, in the middle of the acid reducers, and the allergy tests, and the EOE diagnosis, I had surgery to remove that "incidentaloma" they found on my uterus back when they did that barrage of tests in September 2014. It was a polyp, and there was a 1/1000 chance that … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Meanwhile, Part 5.5)

Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder with your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 4)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The few people who I told I was going to have a colonoscopy/endoscopy all said the same thing: "The prep is the worst." Turns out, they are 100% correct. Indeed, my friends, the prep is DEFINITELY the worst. In order for a doctor to most effectively stick a camera … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder with your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 4)

Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder with Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 1)

I've been avoiding it for some time, but I think I just gotta dive in. I'll warn you: unlike the first stretch of my narrative, this one's a lot less satisfying. For one, it's ongoing, and I'll warn you right now: as of today, December 12, 2014, the "end" of this story has not really come yet. … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder with Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 1)