Six years ago my daughter and I became vegans. Even with all the food sensitivities she had at that time because of the chronic illnesses she was suffering from she had thrived on the diet and, as animal lovers, we were both relieved to not eat any animals or animal products anymore and wished that … More Why Not Vegetables Instead of Turkey?
Yikes. Where has the time gone? Never mind, don’t answer that. I know exactly where all my hours have gone: preparing for work, work, homework, taking care of my daughter, and trying to fix myself, besides all of the usual daily chores. To explain my situation, let’s rewind to the late spring of 2017. I … More Frustrated
I know I haven’t written in a long time, and there’s a reason for that which I will explain in my next post. In the meantime, this is a post that I wrote in January of 2017 and now realized that I never published it, so here it is… My last post strayed from the … More Not Allergic to Mold
My daughter has daily IV treatments that require the use of an infusion company, home nurse visits, and an endless amount of supplies for the care of her chest port. She struggles with “brain fog”- which is a form of cognitive impairment that many people with many forms of chronic illness experience. Therefore, I am … More A Call for Advocacy and Empathy
I haven’t posted lately because my father recently died unexpectedly. He and my mother moved to a slightly warmer state nine years ago. My daughter and I helped them move in, but then her condition worsened over the years so making (and affording) the fourteen hour one-way trip was impossible. I’ve focused many of my … More Chronic Illness, Toxic Mold, and Unexpected Death
“Women’s health became synonymous with reproduction: breasts, ovaries, uterus, pregnancy. It’s this term we now refer to as “bikini medicine.” And this stayed this way until about the 1980s, when this concept was challenged by the medical community and by the public health policymakers when they realized that by excluding women from all medical research … More Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women