Six Nurses Who’ve Annoyed the Shit Out of Me

We’ve all had them–changing our IV’s, bringing our meds, taking our blood pressure. Sometimes the perfunctory duties of being a nurse can wash away a medical professional personality. But other times, their true thoughts and feeling shine through–and like a beacon in the cold dark night, they light up the painful nerves in your brain...
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Five Rules to Winning Over a Literary Agent

It’s really only been a few months now that I’ve been hacking away at a directory of literary agents, trying to find the right one to represent me and my book. I’ve read all about the process of finding a literary agent and and know the process can be long, arduous, and full of rejection...
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Bear Post #1: The Bear Diaries

(R.J made me post this..for Happy. He thinks Happy’s life is more exciting than mine and he’s probably right.) Mommy gave me wet food this morning! Only, I suspect it was under the guise of giving me some kind of round, brown pill. It’s hard to tell because I inhaled it and most of it...
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REJECTED. REJECTED. REJECTED

You know when you’re like so sure something is going to happen? Like you could feel it in your bones sure? My bones were wrong. The good news is that I jumped through a hell of a lot of hoops trying to make shit happen. And I learned a lot, and for that I’m super...
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Catching a Break

Yesterday, after a fruitless alternative healing session I got in my car and drove back to my apartment. A client, for the first time since I was fourteen, completely bailed out of paying me for a month’s work. I was hoping that when I got home there’d at least be my regular paycheck in the...
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Ladies and Gentlemen, My Mother…

  My mother was honored earlier last month for her work at o2Media and the creation of the show Behind the Mystery: Rare and Genetic. The show has been a great thing for the rare community and had many patients, advocates and pharmaceutical companies speak about the hunt for cures for rare and genetic diseases...
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What is Different About Now?

So this week, as my doctor and I are mid-flight with no directing cardiologist over at air traffic control, I’ve been thinking about things. Here I am trying the same pills that didn’t work a year ago, struggling to find a medication that controls my POTS symptoms in a kind of balance that doesn’t make...
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Now Casting: Cardiologists in Boca Raton

Now casting cardiologists in Boca Raton for science experiment. Requirements: Have time for a new patient Don’t be a complete fucking asshole Don’t have a complete fucking asshole as a secretary Speak to people like they’re human Don’t give up easily Take Cigna Sound like you? No? That’s probably because being a cardiologist in Boca...
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