What I learned from The Firebird (Disney, Fantasia 2000). it has made me think a lot about my journey with invisible illness and navigating a “new normal.” Since that last concept has become so universal with the pandemic, I thought now was the perfect time to write about what I learned from this beautiful short.
Tag: chronic pain
Defeating Pain With the Power of… Friendship?
We all know that friendship is the surest way to overcome any evil, but did you know that it also affects the way you experience pain? There… Read more “Defeating Pain With the Power of… Friendship?”
It’s Not All in Your Head; It’s All in Your Gut!
In college, I sought out a gastroenterologist for my lifelong tummy troubles that seemed to be getting worse. We did a billion tests and didn’t find anything… Read more “It’s Not All in Your Head; It’s All in Your Gut!”
Dry Mouth: Why This Common Side Effect Matters
Ah, side effects. The list of ailments you need to weigh against your current ailment to decide if a medication is right for you. So I’m sure… Read more “Dry Mouth: Why This Common Side Effect Matters”
Healthcare Pro Tip #1: Never Take the Last Appointment
This is the first post in maybe a series about things I have learned in my career as a person with incurable, chronic illness. I’ve had more… Read more “Healthcare Pro Tip #1: Never Take the Last Appointment”