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The Power of Art

It’s mid July in New York City, which means it’s hot, sweaty, and everything smells like pee. The only reason I left my apartment that day was because it was the annual disability pride parade.  It had been a rough couple of months, I had found out that a procedure I had to treat one […]

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My Incurable Illness Started After a Virus

To the people who are still not self isolating, you realize you could end up like me, right?

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I Didn’t Overcome Anything

This idea that illness is something that needs to be overcome is such a toxic mindset. Expecting someone to overcome their chronic, fluctuating, most likely incurable illness is asking a lot from someone already dealing with a lot.

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That Time My Dr Blamed Drugs, Psychiatric Disorders & Method Acting For My Rare Disease

Just when I think maybe my medical trauma isn’t that bad, pictures like this pop up in my snapchat memories and I’m reminded of just how bad it really is. I remember that day so clearly.  I had been diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) in December and had spent January and February in and out […]

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My Friend Saved My Life. Here’s Why That’s A Problem

Also Known As The Story Of How I Was Diagnosed With Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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Please Believe Your Patient When They Tell You They Have a Rare Disease

Even if you’ve never heard of it before. Especially if you’ve never heard of it before.

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What It’s Like to Fight Like Hell for a Treatment You Regret – Part 1

I felt like all the progress I had made over the last three years was gone. I had so many new symptoms and triggers, as well as new conditions as a result of the horrible reaction I had to the Botox.

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My CM & HM Diagnosis Story

Or Why Not Believing Patients Just Because They Do Their Own Research & Join Facebook Support Groups Is Absolute Bullshit

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Why Chronically Overdramatic?

Okay so you’re probably wondering why I named my blog, and my entire website, Chronically Overdramatic. There’s lots of meanings behind the name so I’ll explain…

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Harsh Truths I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me When I First Got Sick

You don’t have to be healthy to go after the things you want in life, but you’re probably still not going to get them. It’s fucked up, but you will spend a lot of time wishing you had cancer. You will spend the rest of your life grieving the person you were before you were […]