Category Archives: myasthenia gravis

A Day in the Life: Don’t ever ask what else could go wrong.

Digital collage © 2014 by Penguin for Peace. It’s finally happened. Normally, I weather the storms of myriad physical issues with humor and a hope that I’ll eventually, somehow magically, feel better. Today’s news has seriously derailed my equanimity, leaving … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Risk/Benefit Analysis and a Trip to Omar’s

See credit information below.* Spoiler alert: If you’re expecting one of my usual uplifting, inspiring posts, where I use humor to make the icky seem, somehow, less so, you might want to skip to another blog, because this is definitely … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Another Box of Butter…

Alas, having gained 20 lbs (the equivalent of 20 boxes of butter stuck to my stomach) since February, primarily due to medication for myasthenia gravis, I am feeling (and looking) more like a beached whale than myself. Between the meds, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Groundless Fears and Feeling Silly

As a type 2 diabetic coming from a family of the same, I’ve always had an aversion to the idea of using insulin. For all the years I watched my mother measure her insulin and stick herself in the abdomen … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: “Pastabilities”

Wading through pages upon pages upon pages of scientific journal articles, web-based medical resources and treatises on effective treatment of double-seronegative myasthenia gravis today has left my brain numb and my eyeballs begging for mercy. There is so much to … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: The Simplest Things

Oh, how I have missed the simplest things, rising from chairs without help. Climbing basement stairs carrying laundry baskets, without holding on. Changing a light bulb picking up grocery bags weeding the garden. Oh, how I have missed those things … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Physically, you are such a wreck that were you a car, your insurance company would total you. Your muscles are not working properly; you are fatigued, stressed, and looking for answers. Your rheumatologist refers you to a spine guy. You … Continue reading

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