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July 3, 2015
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Medical Bills and Debt


A big part of Ross and I’s new married life is adjusting to a different set of finances and a different way of managing them. Both of us have lived on our own with full-time jobs for quite a few years, so we’ve become accustomed to a specific way of life. Even during our dating and engagement, we saw the difference in how we manage and spend money. We each have our own things that we like to spend on and save for like splurge Coach purses (me) and hunting gear (him). One of the... (READ MORE)

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Post-Crash Follow-Up


Yesterday, it was back to the doctor, expecting to be discharged back to work. While there's still a little bit of swelling on my left forehead, none of the typical signs of more serious brain damage had appeared, and most of my facial bruising (a side effect of the cranial impact) has dissipated. The doctor is still concerned about latent subdural hematoma and has written for a referral for a follow-up CAT scan. Given that I'm still trying to piece together how much money I'm... (READ MORE)

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Baby Planning: Next Steps


Yesterday, I made the plunge to a different endocrinologist and had my first appointment with their Certified Diabetes Educator. It was splendid and I have already seen great improvement in my blood sugars. For the first time in a long time, I truly feel like I have a medical team that is rooting for me and working with me. Previously, I was seeing Dr. M here in town; however, in the last month, I experienced a lot of frustration with her office and decided it was time to step over... (READ MORE)

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Baby Planning: First Steps


On Wednesday, I went in for my annual well-woman exam. Because I’ve now moved permanently to a new city with no turning back (ahem, a little thing called marriage), I decided to look for my permanent OB/GYN to really start down the family planning path. Being due for my annual exam helped lock that into place. After asking several friends with little ones or the expectation of little ones, I settled on a doctor that my new endocrinologist actually recommends as well. This doctor... (READ MORE)

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When People Choose to Judge


Because I wear my Dexcom on my arm, I’ve slowly adjusted to the fact that people will ask me about it. Sometimes it’s the rude and inquisitive “What’s that?” and sometimes it’s somewhat sincere curiosity “Is that a (insert random type of medical device that they assume)?” Sometimes it bothers me more than others depending on how they ask and how they respond once I’ve told them what it is. I have limits to how much myth-busting I want to do in everyday conversation and how much rudeness I can... (READ MORE)

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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