Story archives - tag: "disease"

Somebody

The irony has never been lost on me that my genetic disease which causes depression also keeps the scars that cover my arms from ever disappearing.

tags: depression disease suicide irony [add]

2012-04-11 09:39:19 / Rating: 383.25 /

Swing

I was diagnosed with PCOS yesterday and instead of being sad about my potential infertility, I rejoiced in the fact that I'm not diabetic and can have a family regardless of my crappy ovaries.

tags: disease optimism I'm going to make it [add]

2011-01-28 13:01:42 / Rating: 498.25 /

InPain

Finding out that it's diverticulitis, not stomach cancer, is only a small relief, as my favorite foods are now off limits.

tags: food disease cancer depression [add]

2010-10-19 15:21:03 / Rating: 363 /

Sarah

Three-and-a-half months after giving birth to the baby I never thought I could have, I was in the hospital wondering if I would live to hear her first words.

tags: baby new mother disease terrified [add]

2008-08-01 14:05:00 / Rating: 692.25 /

Selfish Girl

The day my grandfather was diagnosed as HIV positive was the day my mother found out she was pregnant with me.

tags: birth death disease [add]

2007-10-23 11:54:21 / Rating: 633.25 /

Bokonon

The disease stole her health, her friends, her family, her money, but the sunrise was still beautiful.

tags: hope disease [add]

2007-07-20 15:42:52 / Rating: 492.75 /

Sputnik

Then the doctor said the Crohn's is something you can live with, and that the stomach pain will be gone in a couple of days, but he was wrong.

tags: Crohn's disease pain stomach [add]

2006-12-05 14:31:40 / Rating: 511.25 /