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Jun 19

June 19, 2017

Dear Doctors, May You Always Use Your Powers for Good.

Dear Doctors, May You Always Use Your Powers for Good.

Dear Doctors, May you always use your powers for good. Perhaps, the power goes to your head after a while, or like the smell of your own feces, you become immune to it. Yet, you have it just the same. We come to you broken and ashamed, afraid. Yours for the molding, the putting back together or the shattering beyond... Read more

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Feb 2

February 2, 2017

Learning to Live in Times of War and Famine of the Soul

Learning to Live in Times of War and Famine of the Soul

I sat before the doctor; equal parts wise and kind, spritely and gentle. He has one tuft of white hair that shoots straight up while the others have been tamed. Somehow this makes me love him all the more. His spectacles sit low on his nose as he studies my most recent labs. He is eager to get to work.... Read more

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Mar 7

March 7, 2016

I Know More Than You Do

I really appreciate doctors. They are active scientists, trying to discern what is really going on in the complexity of the human body. They spent many years getting educated in this area and genuinely want to help and solve problems. They also (the best ones) have learned how to be comforters and supporters. One of my best friends is a... Read more

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Dec 6

December 6, 2015

Till Health Do Us Part: Finding Your Medical Team

For those of us whose bodies are somehow impaired, there are few things that will impact our quality of life like the people who make up our care team. These decisions we make about who to entrust our bodies, our health, our very lives to are not to be made lightly. And yet, in the beginning, I did. In the... Read more

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