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Strife

strife – noun – angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict. “strife within the community” synonyms: conflict, friction, discord, disagreement, dissension, dispute, argument, quarreling, wrangling, bickering, controversy For two weeks, my beloved online community for Sarcoidosis has been dealing with … Continue reading

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Side Effect Reprieve

I never tolerated pharmaceuticals well, not even the simplest over the counter types. It kept me away from being a pill taker and led me in the direction of ‘natural medicines’. But, since I began meds for sarcoidosis, I have … Continue reading

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The Wheels of Sarcoid Go Round and Round

Just like the wheels on the bus go round and round, so does the grind of health insurance, pre-authorizations, prescriptions, follow-ups, etc… I have spent two months trying to get approved for a medication called Humira that has had some … Continue reading

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Ur In Trouble

  I hate peeing in a cup. Razors are no longer my friend and quite honestly, being ‘natural’ just makes the damn urine stream all kinds of crazy. Too much information? Too bad. It’s one of the few times I … Continue reading

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There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Cat

Whoa, what does that even mean? I can tell you what it means to me. It means sitting in a rolling chair in the middle of the room and using several straight attachments to vacuum my floor. It means cooking … Continue reading

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Go Ahead. Judge Me.

JUDGE : form an opinion or conclusion about. synonyms: form the opinion, conclude, decide; consider, believe, think, deem,view; deduce, gather, infer, gauge, estimate, guess, surmise,conjecture; regard as, look on as, take to be, rate as, class as; informal: reckon, figure You hear people say it, “Don’t judge me”. The reality is, we all judge others. It is … Continue reading

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Reformed Conscientious Pill Objector

I used to hate medicine. The threshold for taking even an aspirin had to be nothing short of mind-blowing pain, which in my case, was hardly ever. I did not have a medicine cabinet full of OTC medicine. I went … Continue reading

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