Caring for Someone Who is Stoned After Surgery

The first time I had to go under anesthesia, I cried and cried until the lights went out. I was so afraid that I’d feel everything! But as my Grandpa told me: it will be the best sleep you ever have. And it was! But waking up from anesthesia? Well, that’s not always the easiest…

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Young & Infected: You Guessed It

Welcome back to our Young & Infected: A Soap Opera series. Missed the first installment? Check out You Give Me Fever then check out part 2, And the Otherwise Healthy Young Person. ____________________________________________ I’m so tired. And frustrated. The hospital finally got back to us about my bloodwork a few days after I got out of the…

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The Facts I Would Tell Newly Diagnosed POTS Patients

When I was first diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) I took in the internet with one huge gulp of air. I had to know everything. IMMEDIATELY. I had exactly one million and nine questions. And knowing there were Facebook support groups where I could semi-anonymously ask these questions gave me unimaginable relief. Over…

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