Tag: illness

Wordless Wednesday: Protected

What do you do when your immune system is compromised, your husband is out of town, your daughter comes down with strep throat, and your doctor has told you to avoid being around sick people? You put on your respiratory mask, get in the car, and drive your kid to your parents house.

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A Lung Story – Surviving Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

There’s a getting-to-know-you game called “Two Truths and a Lie” that I have played many times. You tell three outrageous things about yourself, but only two are true. With all the crazy things that have happened in my life, it’s not hard to baffle the people I’m playing with. I always say “I spent 3 […]

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TMI Friday: Being on Steroids for Lousy Lungs can Give you a Better Rack

In the past month, I’ve filled over 20 prescriptions. In addition to playing “profession patient”, I’ve become the Foursquare mayor of several different pharmacies and medical clinics. I feel like my local Walgreens is the pharmacy equivalent of Cheers – “where everybody knows your name” (In fact, thinking about it makes me want to drown […]

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