Category Archives: Healthcare

Discussions on the health care industry in the United States.

My friend depression


My friend depression is making another visit. Since we all know how well I do on antidepressants, I’m taking a different approach this time. I have decided to try St. John’s Wort. St John’s wort is widely known as an … Continue reading

Posted in Mental health, Psychology, situational depression

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us


Originally posted on Health & Family:
Corrections Appended: February 26, 2013 1. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to…

Posted in Activism, Healthcare, Politics, Single payer

The Grieving Room: I Guess I Made It


Crossposted from The Grieving Room at Daily Kos by wyldraven On the eighth of June, I will mark the one year anniversary of Barbara’s death. I still don’t know exactly how I will do so. Anecdotal evidence indicates that most … Continue reading

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Lupus Advocacy Day 2011


Originally posted at DailyKos, but everything I post there gets lost in overload. Lupus kills. Today was Lupus Advocacy Day 2011. It’s too late for Barbara, but maybe we can save someone else. We need more research.

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Another try with anti-depressants for fibromyalgia


Another anti-depressant for fibromyalgia. Continue reading

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Will You Cry for Me, John Boehner?


Tell Speaker Boehner Who He Should be Crying For Below, share your personal struggle with the healthcare system (anonymously if you prefer) or share other reasons for concern (like how millions will fall into poverty if Congress cuts Medicare) with … Continue reading

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Strange new sleep development


It’s nothing new that I haven’t been going to sleep at what would be considered a normal time for me. For months now, I’ve slept between four and six hours a night on average, beginning between 1am and 3am. Before, … Continue reading

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No, we have not found the cause of CFS/ME


Apparently, like many others, I was premature when I wondered Have we found the cause of ME/CFS and FMS? Scientists have discovered that the XMRV positive results were almost certainly a case of lab contamination. Ah, well, on to the … Continue reading

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Quick update


Fibromyalgia is still flaring, but the warmer weather seems to have helped. I don’t do well with cold. That’s one of the main reasons I avoided moving to where Barbara would have preferred to live. Finances are still tight, but … Continue reading

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Today’s Fibro Flare


Yeah, I am flaring like the flame that burns off waste at your favorite petrochemical plant. Started yesterday, with the IBS, though I honestly didn’t realize it was a fibro flare until today.

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