It’s a frightening thing to say; to admit. And on Valentine’s Day 2019, I learned at my local ER that I have cancer. Chronic myeloid leukemia, to be precise. The same cancer that killed my husband’s grandmother; a version of the cancer that plagues my grandmother now; a cancer that allegedly isn’t hereditary; a cancerContinue reading “I Have Cancer”
Tag Archives: Public Policy Reform
Mansplaining is the Biggest Threat to Women’s Healthcare
“You think you have mastered it, but just as you get well underway in following, it turns a back –somersault and there you are. It slaps you in the face, knocks you down, and tramples upon you. It is like a bad dream.” Just as it was in 1892, when Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote herContinue reading “Mansplaining is the Biggest Threat to Women’s Healthcare”
Does Buprenorphine Really ‘Save Lives’?
Legal disclaimer: Nothing in this post is meant to be construed as medical advice. I am not a physician or pharmacist. Discuss any medications, changes, or questions you might have with your medical provider. Do not suddenly stop any medication unless under the direct guidance of a medical provider. Today was a weird day. WhatContinue reading “Does Buprenorphine Really ‘Save Lives’?”
An Open Letter to Ohio Leaders Concerning the Opioid Crisis
Dear Ohio Leaders, Last night I voted via absentee ballot, as I have done for the past 3 years since my disability (which impairs my strength, stamina, and mobility) began. I was pleased to see that every leader running for office mentioned their deep and sincere concerns regarding the opioid crisis, which has hitContinue reading “An Open Letter to Ohio Leaders Concerning the Opioid Crisis”