Rarely are we given the chance to celebrate our community physicians who have provided such a patient experience; that left us more complete than when we walked in and unraveled like a spool of yarn. This is my reason for this blog--a voice to share your illness narrative and mine.
Illness and how it is cared for or, for that matter, approached by medicine cannot be understood by simply placing it into a category and stamping it with a defined disease because these are its symptoms. No, that is unacceptable. We are not defined by our illness, we need to be understood for the difficulties this dis-ease has rendered and unearth causality, context, and emotions that bridge us to our doctor as patient. This empathic approach garners stories, which often uncovers misunderstood and, possibly worse, misdiagnosed stories.