CHIP Needs Our Help

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was passed in August 1997, taking effect the next month. What this program does is give states funds (that they must match) that help to cover children living in low-income households that don’t qualify for Medicaid. It’s undergone expansion, adding protection for a couple million more children thanks to President Obama. …

My Mental Health Goes to Shit Sometimes #RABlogWeek2017

My Mental Health Goes to Shit Sometimes #RABlogWeek2017

It’s RA Blog Week! Today’s prompt is: Mental Health – How do you manage to maintain your mental health while dealing with autoimmune disease? Discuss how dealing with RA every day makes you emotional. Do you hide your emotions? I’ve talked a lot about how my mental health is impacted by being chronically ill. It’s …

Nortriptyline Day 21

Nortriptyline Day 21

I called my neurologist’s office the other day to update them on how the nortiptyline was working. After waiting five hours for a call back, I explained that this was helping a bit but not as much as I’d like. I also brought up nausea I’ve been having with this medication – something that’s made …

911! Fight Against the Cassidy-Graham Plan

911! Fight Against the Cassidy-Graham Plan

Update: public comments are due by 9 AM Eastern Time Monday morning (25th). You can email your comments to GCHcomments@finance.senate.gov or visit willtrumpcarehurtme.com‘s email assist.  Not only do we have to fight to protect the ADA, we still have to fight for healthcare.  I’m starting to worry that this is going to be every fucking …

Financial Resources for Chronically Fabulous College Attendees

Financial Resources for Chronically Fabulous College Attendees

Are you a current high school student starting to look at college next year, but wondering how to financially pull it off while living with health crud? Do you know one? Here’s a great collection of financial resources for chronically fabulous students looking at or attending college. General Of course, FastWeb is one of the …