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Chronic Snarkopolist: How to Create Safe Space (& Beauty) During Chronic Illness

Chronic Snarkopolist: How to Create Safe Space (& Beauty) During Chronic Illness

Hello my loves! I have missed you! Recently I presented at a conference about being a caretaker. While I was there I was also able to listen to panels and take in many ideas that [Read] | 5 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: Finding a New Doctor – Teamwork

Chronic Snarkopolist: Finding a New Doctor – Teamwork

Hello my loves! I have discussed before picking a new doctor. But it has come up again. This time I needed to fit a specialist into a team of established and trusted specialists and [Read] | one response.

Chronic Snarkopolist: My Own Worst Enemy

Chronic Snarkopolist: My Own Worst Enemy

Hello my loves! Some days the sky falls on our heads. And some days we are heroes. When the sky is falling I often wonder if my black cloud is acting as a magnet. “Why are people [Read] | 4 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: Cycles of Illness – Here and Gone Again (and Again)

Chronic Snarkopolist: Cycles of Illness – Here and Gone Again (and Again)

Hello my loves! I have taken time off and missed you very much. I have been sick and needed to pull myself together. And then I was afraid to write. Mostly because I didn’t know [Read] | 12 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: When the Tables Turn

Chronic Snarkopolist: When the Tables Turn

Hello my loves! Some days I consider what I have experienced with loss and pain and it angers me. Some days I am still experiencing moments of health and loss and I feel like it [Read] | 4 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: The Art of Living in Pain

Chronic Snarkopolist: The Art of Living in Pain

Hello my loves! I recently thought about how I have addressed chronic pain as a caretaker of family members with cancer. And I thought about how I engage in chronic pain management in [Read] | 5 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: Don’t You Dare Make Me Soup!

Chronic Snarkopolist: Don’t You Dare Make Me Soup!

Hello my loves! Does being a patient make you feel vulnerable? Does letting people see you when you are "sick" make you feel that way? It often shocks me how much I can roll through [Read] | 4 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: Allowed to Have a Good Day!

Chronic Snarkopolist: Allowed to Have a Good Day!

Hello my loves! I once told a doctor, “I’m allowed to have a good day.” And I meant it. We all are. Not only are we allowed to have horrific terrible times, but we are allowed to [Read] | no responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: Wearing a Mask

Chronic Snarkopolist: Wearing a Mask

Hello my loves! As I have gotten back into my life I have found myself doing several things. I have found myself feeling vulnerable around my sicker friends – afraid to admit that I [Read] | 2 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: The Conundrums within Patient and Caretaker Advocacy

Chronic Snarkopolist: The Conundrums within Patient and Caretaker Advocacy

Hello my loves! I’ve been thinking a great deal about what it means to “advocate.” In this instance I’m specifically referring to patient advocates. I have said in the past [Read] | one response.

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