How Do You “Fire” A Doctor?

A Question for the Chronic Illness WranglerFrom Donia Schloot:How do you “fire” a doctor. Is it simply going to another doctor, or is it with an explanation before leaving? Craziest thing is that I’ve had to shop around for docs a lot. My medical records are like...

A Note From Caregiver Land

I love how the Internet introduces you to the most interesting people. Because Therese Borchard published an interview with me on Psych Central, 5 Rules for Living With Chronic Illness: An Interview with Dr. Aletta, Anne Watson Barber wrote this comment:"A very...

What Is A Good-Enough Doctor?

In graduate school we studied the developmental theories of the great psychological thinkers of the 20th century. Donald Winnicott, was one of my favorites. He came up with the notion of the good-enough mother as a way of counter-balancing the Freudian emphasis on how...

Charmed Life Day!

Today I received this email from my friend, the author Victoria Moran:Dear Friends, Ten years ago, I wrote a book called Creating a Charmed Life: Sensible, Spiritual Secrets Every Busy Woman Should Know. It became a word-of-mouth bestseller, translated into...

Living Well With Chronic Illness

Michael J. Fox–Parkinson’s disease Stephen Hawking–ALS Elizabeth Edwards–Breast cancer Laura Hillenbrand–Chronic fatigue syndrome Linda Hamilton–Bipolar disoder Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor–Type I diabetes… For every person of prominence coping with...