Mental Health (or the Lack of It)

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Day 21 – Write about mental health Dear Reader, You might be fed up with me talking about mental health, or rather the lack of it, but I had some thoughts about it (of course) and thought I would share … Read More

Alternative Depression Treatments and Tin Foil Hats

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Day 20 – Write about alternative treatments/regimens/medicine. What do you support? What is crazy? Today’s prompt amuses me. Alternative treatments – what is crazy? What, indeed? I could wax lyrical about people in tin foil hats dancing naked under the … Read More

Questions for People with Sjogren’s Syndrome

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Day 19 – Questions I have for other patients I suspect this is one of those really important posts where there are actually lots of questions, but I’m too brain-foggy to remember them all. So I’m going to post a … Read More

What Patients Want Practitioners to Know

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Day 18 – Advice for new doctors or nurses I apologize if this post begins by tippy-toeing around, but as I make this pitch to you – a new doctor or nurse – I don’t want to imply that I’m … Read More

Strength or Weakness?

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Day 17 – My strengths and weaknesses list post I’m afraid this post will reveal one of my weaknesses, which is a categorical dislike of absolutes (just kidding). Going back to my discussion of positives and negatives of a few … Read More

Art and Depression – When I Can’t Talk About It

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There have been many books, articles and even papers in refereed journals written to explore the linkages between creativity and mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar and schizophrenia. I have read convincing arguments for both weak and strong links between … Read More

It’s Lonely Out Here

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Day 15 – Nominate someone for a Health Activist Award bit.ly/haawards12 & write a post about why you nominated them! If I could, I’d nominate everyone who has ever spoken about their experiences with a chronic illness to anyone who … Read More

Working (or Not Working) With an Invisible Illness

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Day 14 – My own prompt for today: ‘Talk about the issues involved in working (or not working) with an invisible illness. Is it possible to find a life-work balance with a chronic invisible illness?’ Note: These problems aren’t unique … Read More

Janet Frame – An Angel at My Table

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Day 13 – Book report. What’s your favourite book and how can you tie it to your health or life? “I inhabited a territory of loneliness which resembles the place where the dying spend their time before death, and from … Read More

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