Organizing All Your Medical Junk: Where to Put All that Crap?

Snaps for IGLiving.com who publishes my monthly column. Whether you’re a PIDD, CVID, or just a chronic illness patient in general–their publication is such a great way to stay informed about treatments and life advice. You can pick up a copy at your local infusion center or check them out online here.  Let’s say you have two storage...
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When Boobs and Ports Meet Online Shopping

My name is Ilana And I am an online shopping addict. Sometimes I find myself on my laptop at two in the morning trying to angle the light across my credit card. There’s just something very primal about the hunt for bargains–combine that basic instinct with the joy one finds when seeing a package on...
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I Ate Dirt This Week. Twice.

The things about having a disease where the blood doesn’t circulate to your head–and instead pushes the blood down to pool in your lower half–is that you can’t stand for long. This has always been in the equation for me and nothing is scarier or more uncomfortable then when the sheet of black comes crawling...
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I Have The Shakes So I Need That Kate Spade

My great grandfather died from choking on his dinner. He had Parkinsons and when I was younger I thought–what an interesting way to die! But living with tremors? Not the middle school science experiment I thought it would be. Now, in unison, my neurologist and GP put me on 250mg a day of Depacote. It...
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What Do You Think This Is? A Joke!?

I’ve been speaking with a new company about my book. (Check yourself, Laquisha, it’s very preliminary stuff.) We were getting into more of the details and answering questions like who will this book appeal to? Who will this not appeal to? What kind of patient reads a book like this? And it got me thinking...
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