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Chronic Snarkopoloist: The Art of Disclosing Chronic Illness

Chronic Snarkopoloist: The Art of Disclosing Chronic Illness

After years of living with chronic illness many of us have developed an art to knowing just when and how to discuss it. Some of us have learned with whom we discuss and who gets our [Read] | 11 responses.

Chronic Snarkopoloist: Conflict! When Your Doctors Disagree

Chronic Snarkopoloist: Conflict! When Your Doctors Disagree

Hello my loves! Recently I had several specialists and doctors disagree with each other.  One called someone out the other went brass knuckle. A third jumped in for a street rumble. [Read] | 4 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: Chronic Illness and Identity: Who Am I Today?

Chronic Snarkopolist: Chronic Illness and Identity: Who Am I Today?

Hello my loves! I heard a woman talking about her chronic illness and she said, “Lupus has stolen my identity.”  From that I understood that she lost much of her selfhood to [Read] | 16 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: Oh What the New Year Brings!

Chronic Snarkopolist: Oh What the New Year Brings!

Hello my loves.  The New Year approaches! I have never told anyone this story before but it reflects how we all feel sometime. It happened over a New Year years ago.  And it shows [Read] | 9 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: The Holidays and Chronic Illness, What A Joy

Chronic Snarkopolist: The Holidays and Chronic Illness, What A Joy

Hello my loves.  A new year is quickly approaching. The holiday season marches on. It is complex these times. Many memories mix with memories of sadness, others with promises of [Read] | 13 responses.

Chronic Snarkopolist: Being Authentic Terrifies Me

Chronic Snarkopolist: Being Authentic Terrifies Me

The other day I wrote this sentence to a friend, “I am terrified of being unlovable the way I am.” THE WAY I AM means of course, chronically ill. And WHY would I be terrified of [Read] | 37 responses.

Chronic Snarkopoloist: Kissing the Boo Boo

Chronic Snarkopoloist: Kissing the Boo Boo

Tonight a friend had me hold the phone to my thyroid and then to every area of my body that is having difficulty and is “broken” then made kissing noises.  I laughed. But after a [Read] | 9 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: Difficult Diagnoses, Dimwit Doctors and Tricky Treatment

Flying With Broken Wings: <i>Difficult Diagnoses, Dimwit Doctors and Tricky Treatment</i>

One of the most popular topics on the Dear Thyroid message boards seems to be the struggle to get proper diagnosis and treatment. In my case, I had struggled with weight gain and [Read] | 60 responses.