Darwin was ill for much of his life, largely restricted to his home. His mysterious illness was managed with rest and strict routine with work but also a beloved walking path and intimate family time. I don’t think I’m the … Continue reading
April 12, 2018
April 9, 2018
The disability associated with severe cases of migraine extends far beyond days spent in bed. Online, people talk about the ways that migraine has rendered them housebound. Driving, for instance, can be difficult; shifting lights trigger migraines and drug side … Continue reading
August 22, 2017
I started doing really well earlier this summer and had several weeks where I was able to do at least some work every single day. Then an environmental trigger I have no control over happened and I got stuck in … Continue reading
October 16, 2015
What’ll you live on? You can’t work in a factory now.”
“They’ve promised me a disability rating. I don’t know if it’ll be Group 2 or Group 3.
“Which one is Group 3, then?” asked Kostoglotov. He didn’t understand these disability groups, or any other civil regulations for that matter.
“It’s one of these groups – enough to buy you bread, but not enough for sugar.”
from Alexander Solzenitsyn’s Cancer Ward