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Are You Afraid of The October Slide?

It’s that time of year again—time for carving pumpkins, picking Halloween costumes, and eating lots and lots of candy. But it’s also time for something else, something unique to the chronic illness and disability communities, something far more sinister and frightening than your neighborhood haunted house.  I’m talking about the October Slide, a spooky phenomenon …

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Disability Benefits (And Other Things That Keep me up at Night)

My nightmare began with a phone call.  The IHSS caseworker was calling to do an intake interview after I moved from Tuolumne County to Solano County earlier this year. I wrote about the experience back in July, but I left out some of the details because the situation was still in progress, and I feared …

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