Chronic Illness: When Should I NOT Be Driving?

I’ve often found myself stranded at the mall or the grocery store or the infusion center and have had to call my mom or husband to pick me up. We don’t really have a robust Uber community in Boca Raton yet. But I should know better. There are certainly a handful of times when your…

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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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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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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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