10 Things to Say to a Sick Friend

10 Things to Say to a Sick Friend

  Years ago, when I was pretty sick and unable to leave the house, a friend of mine would call once in a while to say, “I’m going to Wegman’s. Can I pick anything up for you?” That simple offer filled me with love. Most times I’d...

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...