The Birth of Athena

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chronic illness

The Exhaustive Attempt to Ascertain Why You Are Exhausted

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I have been ignoring a chronic fatigue problem since March. Back in March, I emailed my doctor about checking my TSH levels because I felt tired and sluggish all the time. She ordered me another test, which came back with the results that my TSH, while higher than what I prefer, is well within the […]

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Graphic Honesty: The GP Edition

Cartoon-poop

You know you have a good friend when they call you out. I have a good friend. The other day she texted me, “I like your A Day in the Life” with gp, but I thought you should be more graphic with your pooping. You spare the reader.” She was totally right. I did spare […]

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A Day in the Life of the Chronically Ill: Gastroparesis

Chronically Fabulous

Forewarning: This is a huge TMI. You will learn more things about me than you probably would ever want to know. Read with caution. Additionally, I have a fairly mild case of GP. I am lucky that I have never had to have tube implanted in my stomach, that I have never relied on IVs […]

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