Tagged with illness

Professional Courtesy

A couple days last week, I wasn’t feeling well.  I had a low-grade fever and shaking chills.  My body ached liked I had gotten run over by a truck. My husband the astute diagnostician examined me and pointed out an expanding red spot on the top of my foot, “Looks like you got bit by … Continue reading

Being labeled

I don’t know about other physicians/healthcare providers, but there are certain words that I see on patient’s medical chart that strike fear in my heart.  Here is a sample list: Fibromyalgia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Atypical Chest Pain Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Pelvic Pain These illnesses fall into a category known as  “Functional Disorders”, which means, according … Continue reading