Self-Managing

I recently signed up for a six-part workshop on chronic-illness self-management offered by one of my healthcare providers. I'd say I'm pretty good at self-managing my primary chronic-health condition—I do my best, anyhow—but God knows there's always room for improvement, and since I'm currently making optimizing seizure control and my recovery from anorexia nervosa my … Continue reading Self-Managing

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(Seizure) Status

Well, friends, the last while has been, um, interesting, at least from a seizure perspective. At the core of this interestingness have been continuing Dilantin woes. I really wish that Dilantin weren't the anticonvulsant that seems to be most effective for me in terms of seizure control, mostly because a) it's been a pain in … Continue reading (Seizure) Status

It’s Almost 2019! Time for a Disjointed Post.

It’s me! It’s been (practically) forever! Don’t get too excited: I’m just dropping in to wish you a happy end to 2018 and beginning to 2019. Since I keep meaning to compose a long catch-up/excuse post and then collapsing under the pressure of having so much to catch up on and not knowing how much … Continue reading It’s Almost 2019! Time for a Disjointed Post.

Lost Engagement Ring, New Hero at Waste Management: A Happily Ever After

You might (rightfully) wonder why I decided to write about a lost object and a newfound friend at the City of Toronto's Solid Waste Management Services in a blog that's ostensibly about living with chronic illness(es). I asked myself the same, or at least a related, question. OK, questions—plural—since my brain isn't good at stopping … Continue reading Lost Engagement Ring, New Hero at Waste Management: A Happily Ever After

Representation Matters: Netflix, “The After Party,” and How to Hurt One Group in Order to Entertain Another

Though I'm a little late to the party (sorry, that was a groaner), I wanted to weigh in on an unlikely controversy that has many members of the epilepsy community angry. I'm angry, too. In August, Netflix released the film The After Party. I haven't watched it—I'll admit that I'm a little curious, but I know … Continue reading Representation Matters: Netflix, “The After Party,” and How to Hurt One Group in Order to Entertain Another

Compulsively Knitting for Fun, Entertainment, and Distraction

For complicated reasons that aren't the topic of this post—sorry—I've been trying to stay in bed, sedentary, for much of the day (and night, but that goes without saying) since last Wednesday, when I got some not-great news at a medical appointment. Mandatory bed rest when you're physically very unwell is pretty easy; turns out … Continue reading Compulsively Knitting for Fun, Entertainment, and Distraction