Tips & Tricks

A few of the things I have found useful for navigating doctor appointments and chronic illness.

  • My Autoimmune Disease and the Flu Shot October 31, 2017 - Last week, I rolled up my sleeves, stuck out my arm, and got a flu shot. My work encourages the flu shot (and makes it very convenient to get), but my rheumatologist also suggested that I get one. At my last appointment my rheumatologist and I talked about potentially putting me back on sulfasalazine or …
  • right doctor How to Find the Right Doctor for You September 26, 2017 - No matter if you’re trying to find a primary care doctor or a specialist, finding the right doctor is a daunting task. In fact, it’s almost like searching for your soulmate. You’re looking for someone whom you are going to trust with your life. You need someone who will listen and respect what you say. You …
  • 7 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health September 25, 2017 - A few weeks ago I went in for an endoscopic exam to confirm that I have Celiac disease. My results were not what I expected and, as a result, I spent a few days down in the dumps. Related: One More Endoscopic Exam; The Bad News: I Do Not Have A Chronic Illness; Dealing with Disappointing News, Soccer, …