My Battle With an Auto-Immune Disorder & Nurse Ratched, Part 2

It took nearly four months to get an appointment with my primary care physician. In the office, I described the thick, crusty nodules on my head and their location. Dr. Sally’s post-exam response was tentative. “It looks like the hair is growing right through the nodule. It doesn’t look cancerous. I think we’ll treat this … Continue reading My Battle With an Auto-Immune Disorder & Nurse Ratched, Part 2

My Battle With an Auto-Immune Disorder & the Medicrat Maze, Part 1

“You have an auto-immune disorder” Dr. K. pronounced, peering at me over his wire-rimmed glasses. “A what?” I blinked, incredulous. I mean, come on. I’ve been pretty healthy my whole life. I’m still fit and active at 50+. I exercise, take vitamin supplements, get a regular check-up and eat right (well, most of the time. … Continue reading My Battle With an Auto-Immune Disorder & the Medicrat Maze, Part 1