Filed under Psychological Wounds

Diagnosis: Clinically Insensitive

Diagnosis: Clinically Insensitive

  My General Practitioner’s nurse called a few months back, and left a message saying that if I didn’t make an appointment with my GP that the doctor would drop me as a patient. She cited that since I had just gotten out of the hospital, I had to be seen for a follow up. She is … Continue reading

Drowning in the Riptide of Depression

Drowning in the Riptide of Depression

JournalingIBD wrote a status update on Facebook the other day. She was expressing her raw emotions about how she has been feeling recently. After receiving such positive feedback, Marisa wrote another post where she explained that she often struggles with whether or not she should share such posts on social media and/or her blog, when what she has to … Continue reading

Invisible Scars, Part 2 #HAWMC Day 13

Invisible Scars, Part 2 #HAWMC Day 13

Day 13 prompt: Perfect Comeback: Tell us about a time when you felt marginalized or stigmatized by someone because of your health condition. Maybe at the time you didn’t speak up, or maybe you did – what did you say or what would you have said to take back control and let them know they were out of line? READ … Continue reading

Invisible Scars, Part 1 #HAWMC Day 13

Invisible Scars, Part 1 #HAWMC Day 13

Day 13 prompt: Perfect Comeback: Tell us about a time when you felt marginalized or stigmatized by someone because of your health condition. Maybe at the time you didn’t speak up, or maybe you did – what did you say or what would you have said to take back control and let them know they were out … Continue reading

Talk Yourself Healthy!

Talk Yourself Healthy!

When life keeps handing you lemons, you soon lose your ambition to turn those lemons into lemonade; and instead, you become immersed in  feelings of bitterness. It is in these moments that one must hold on tightly to the perspective needed to turn a negative situation into a positive one. I have always envied people who have the spirit to … Continue reading

Failure to Thrive

Failure to Thrive

I often feel like I am drowning in deep water.  As I struggle to tread water, unable to keep my head above the surface–desperate for help, I can see my loved ones watching as I continue to sink further and further, but no one even seems concerned about my current predicament and therefore makes no efforts to help me. … Continue reading