Dr. Ni, Acupuncture and Dismembering

  I walked out hoping my sister would be waiting for me at the curb, no such luck. I come from a long line of people who don’t pick up their loved ones on time. My own parents, who I know love me very much, would pick me up from school anywhere from 4:30 to about...

Acupuncture Doesn’t Get Rid of Flies

I am not sure what I was expecting, but her office address was right in the middle of a relatively nice area in DC proper. So when I walked into an unmarked office building that was beige and dank, my heart and expectations sank. There were many beige and off-white...

Plaquenil, Acupuncture, and Dr. Ni

I went home and despite the confirmation of lupus, I didn’t feel as relieved as I thought I would be, instead I felt even more anxiety and fear. It was a lot to take in and that first night when I got home, all I did was look up lupus on the Internet. I went to group...

So It’s Lupus

I called the first rheumatologist on the list, he had a Park Avenue address, fancy, I thought. I decided that someone who treated the likes of the Park Avenue elite would offer superior care and resources to me, and he took my insurance; so I made the appointment....

My Jewish Boyfriend and Afternoon Inspirations

  The weekend was a total bust as I anticipated my Monday afternoon doctor’s appointment. I ordered food and watched episodes of The Daily Show on DVR. I love Jon Stewart! He became my Jewish boyfriend, whom I discussed politics, the silly things that the media...

Family Is a Great Distraction!

I was able to distract myself a bit from the chaos of my mystery illness when I went out of town for my cousin’s wedding. My whole family was going to be there, initially I wasn’t going to go, but my mother said that she needed to see me and wanted to take care of her...
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