Judith Nitchie, CMT, LMFT

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Entries in chronic illness (34)

Monday
Apr092018

"I have MS, MS doesn't have me." Really?

sometimes yes MS does have me!

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Saturday
Jun242017

Letter to my Reps

Yesterday I got tired of being worried, angry, and scared about the possibilities of a new health care bill. I did something I've never done before: I called my reps in Washington and sent them all letters.

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Sunday
Jan222017

Save My Healthcare!

This is what I did on a very rainy Saturday, January 21, 2017!

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Wednesday
Jan112017

A letter to Donald Trump

Dear Donald Trump:

Please do not take my health care away.

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Saturday
Jan302016

The good news...sort of

George Gently has Multiple Sclerosis! Woohoo!!

Okay, kinda mean to celebrate somebody's diagnosis with a scary, incurable disease. Of course, I don't really want anyone to have M.S., and I like George.

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Monday
Oct262015

Magical Thinking

Acceptance is not so easy when what is being accepted is your own inability. 

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Sunday
Sep202015

Dating?

Colin came to my office because his fiancée had just been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Though he described his fiancée as meeting his 'standards' in all other respects, that she was the best girlfriend he had ever had, the M.S. diagnosis was a deal breaker. He broke the engagement with her as they left the doctor's office. Apparently (!) she was devastated.

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Friday
Sep112015

HEAT WAVE!

This heat is ridiculous! I would like to be happy about the opportunity to wear my seldom used sundresses...but enough already.

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Monday
Aug242015

Oops, I did it again - Falling redux

Approaching the park I think, 'I've got this walking thing down! Time to get back to running.' Hardly a beat and I'm flying into a 'tuck and roll' on the very same piece of sidewalk that I encountered more violently 2 years ago. No blood this time, a prettier landing, and a quicker recovery. But still.

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Sunday
Aug162015

Too Darn Hot!! Global Broiling

It's over 90 degrees in the City by the Bay, famous for its fog and wintry summers. Over 90 in my Sunset neighborhood, reputed to be perpetually fogbound and cold even during a heat wave. This particular 'wave' has been going on for several days and shows no respect for neighborhood boundaries.

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