Hey Dude, How’s Your Health?

Here’s what I’ve been diagnosed with:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/Fibromyalgia

Lyme Disease

Chronic Migraines

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Sexy)

Anemia

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Restless Leg Syndrome (Not a made up thing, I SWEAR)

Gonorrhea (Just kidding!!!)

170 thoughts on “Hey Dude, How’s Your Health?

  1. I despise being asked about my health. It’s this huge issue that seems to overshadow my life to the point that sometimes I feel it’s all there is about me. I have Crohn’s disease as well as IBS, and you’re absolutely right, neither of them are not topics for polite conversation. Why couldn’t I have had one of those chic diseases that get black tie benefits thrown for them? I’m on a first name basis with all the employees at my local pharmacy, my nightstand is groaning with the number of prescription bottles on it and the CT scan crew at the hospital gave me a frequent customer punch card as a joke. Admittedly it was funny, but also a teensy bit sad. When people inquire about my health, they don’t really want to know but they don’t know what else to say to show they care about me. So I try to remember the sentiment behind the question and answer in kind. But isn’t it a bummer when the platitude ‘At least you have your health’ doesn’t apply to you? By the way, I loved your use of the word ‘supine’ in your R and R and R post.

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  2. Me too dude, I’m fricken falling apart at the seams. I injured my knee last month eating a bowl of spaghetti, not kidding at all. I’m turning into a crackly old hunchback woman with no cartilage and stone muscles. Your blog is making feel better though.

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  3. Ugh fibromyalgia is the worst! I was diagnosed my freshman year of college and had to work 3x as hard as everyone else to get through. I was also diagnosed with lupus a year later (both of my parents have it), so that was cool. It has been so hard filling all of the sick time (you know, the thousands of hours we spend in bed in pain while our friends go out and live)…it is partly why I just started my own blog. I’d love to connect some time to discuss your experience with Lyme’s disease (I think I have it honestly), and also possibly collaborating on something. It is so hard managing my “made up” disease with work, friends, family, boyfriends, etc., and I know there are a lot more of us out there.

    sending you good vibes (and not the painful fibro ones that zing down your legs),

    Kathleen

    PS Love the blog name…I cried the first time I counted how many pills I take a week…blurg. My blog name comes from living in San Francisco (we have a lot of fog hah) but also that the lovely fibro fog that descends daily.

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