The 7 Stages of Grief I Went Through to get a Cortisol Pump

My journey to get a cortisol pump in Australia has been long and challenging. The medical and healthcare systems created much grief. Let me take you through the 7 stages of grief accompanied by small animals.

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7 Useful Phrases for Travellers to SickCity

As a frequent traveller to SickCity, I've compiled a list of my top 7 most useful phrases for communicating effectively with the locals (known as "medical professionals" or colloquially as "doctors" or "nurses"). To become a confident med-speaker, I recommend role-playing these phrases with a friend or in front of a mirror. 1. I refuse … Continue reading 7 Useful Phrases for Travellers to SickCity

The Emergency Delivery of Addison Disease

After ten years of seeking answers for fluctuating energy levels, my twin diagnoses of Hashimoto's and Addison's Diseases arrived a couple of weeks apart. Addison's was delivered in the emergency department at around midnight on 14th June 2014 by the simple act of reading 2 numbers. For several hours, I'd been harassing any nurse who … Continue reading The Emergency Delivery of Addison Disease