Tag Archives: chronic illness

Top 10 Favorite Healers (on my interstitial cystitis journey)

The internet has transformed the experience of a chronically ill patient. We are no longer bound only to doctor-patient experiences, and, for someone with a chronic illness that carries with it a history of doctor abuse, that’s a very important … Continue reading

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How Being Chronically ill and Queer Intersect, or Why do I have to defend my existence?

I recently started a Facebook Group called, Gluten Free Queers, as a way to honor the intersection of a gluten-free lifestyle with one’s sexuality and gender identity. To me, this is a branch of the myriad ways in which chronic … Continue reading

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The Failure of Western and Alternative Medicine: An Anti-Capitalist Perspective

In my experience as a patient with mysterious chronic illness, I have witnessed the astounding failure of both western and alternative medicine. By western medicine, I mean the established medical community, primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals, institutionalized “care”, etc… By alternative … Continue reading

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Interstitial Cystitis: One Patient’s Journey (ongoing)

In June 2012, I had flown to Chicago to meet up with a poetry friend and attend a socialist conference. After having a great time with my poetry friend, I went to the conference, which soon led to an excruciating … Continue reading

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