Spinning my wheels in the Texas heat | Monthly Resilience Report: August 2020

Just when you think you’ve landed on stable ground, you find your feet giving way to quicksand. At least, that’s been my journey with autoimmune encephalitis (AE).

Did I enjoy smooth waters on the heels of the improvements I mentioned last month? Nope!

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How to bounce back from a bad doctor’s appointment

Have you ever found yourself thinking “well that sucked!” after finishing a conversation with a doctor?

That was me earlier this month—feeling not only that I had wasted time, energy, and money, but that I also never want to face this new doctor again.

From on the Fritz to on the Mend: The Invisible Realities of Brain Injury Recovery

It’s a lovely day in the neighbourhood. The sun is blooming, birds are shining, flowers are sing—wait; that’s not quite how it goes. Then it hits you: oh yeah, your brain is injured. These days,…

COVID-19? Coronavirus? Try adding a different “co” to the mix—community.

Everyone’s got the “CO” on their tongues these days. It’s unavoidable. But rather than losing your thoughts to coronavirus-provoked ruminations and anxieties, let’s talk about the utility of exploring a “co” of a different kind—community.…

A Glimpse Into My Anxiety

I thought my mental state was climbing upwards the past month. Until last week. Last week, anxiety revisited me and culminated in a full-blown panic attack that resulted in me pulling over on the side…

The Granular: Does Adderall Live Up To Its Hype?

This post is the first in The Granular, a series which will detail my experience with drugs, medical appointments, and related incidents since becoming ill with a flu-like illness in 2014. Please note that any…

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