What It’s Like to Work Full-Time and Have a Chronic Illness

I used to work for a conservative pundit. William (not his real name), a lifelong Republican, frequently appeared on right-wing talk shows as a financial analyst. Once a week a chauffeured car would take him to a TV studio where he would appear on Fox News. William also put out a series of conservative newsletters... Continue Reading →

I Went Outside. Sort of.

I could see all kinds of things that I had missed when I was stuck in my bed. I could feel the breeze swirling around me; I could see hummingbirds buzzing around a tree branch above the roof. I didn't realize it until later, but it was the first time I had been outside in two years.

My Most Embarrassing Moment

I just stood there like nothing was wrong, hoping no one would notice. But EVERYONE noticed. Every player on the field was staring at me, and although I've since blocked out their laughter, I'm sure they were laughing at me. How could you not laugh at something like that?

Going Anti-Viral

I feel like I should be thankful for every moment that I'm not too miserable to concentrate on my own thoughts. And I am! I'm incredibly grateful, but that mindfulness is hard to sustain when things don't get better.

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