Where’s Maude When You Need Her?

Following a comment I made on Twitter about how patients with ME/CFS are dismissed when presenting at Emergency, a fellow twitterer sent me this link.  Leave it to Golden Girl Maude to articulate so clearly the sentiment of so many who have wrestled with the medical community looking for answers. No one can lecture like […]

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Another Medical Dead End

I had hope for the new doctor.  His assistant said he is persistent, will get to the bottom of what is going on.  After two visits, he has dismissed me. Maybe it’s my fault. I have been noncompliant.  I didn’t take the pills prescribed.  I refused a CT scan with dye.  In fairness, the doctor […]

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A Glimmer of Hope

“Was I right about the doctor?”  the middle-aged receptionist asked cheerfully as I emerged from the examination room and waited for my next appointment. “He’s very good,” I agreed.  I had hesitated to see one more specialist after a history of dead ends trying to get a diagnosis for what was clearly something wrong with […]

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Armed with Info

The floor reached out for me, pulling me down with alarming force.  I fought to remain upright, waves of nausea weakening my resolve.  One hand flew to my brow – now a pool of sweat – while the other searched for the phone. I’m calling 9-1-1, I texted my husband. “Stay with us, V.J.!”  the […]

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