Gravity's Rainbow

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April 10, 2018
by sarcozona
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Being chronically ill doesn’t make me a better person, but it does help me identify jerks

I assume people think surviving illness changes you because there’s something inherently character-building about pain. But what happened wasn’t a struggle, in the sense that through perseverance I overcame something difficult. For a fairly brief but unexpected period of my … Continue reading

July 19, 2016
by sarcozona
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providing services to headache patients—no matter how needed they are—is often described as a money-losing proposition. The problem is twofold: headache medicine requires few procedures, while at the same time, necessitates long doctor-patient appoint­ments. This matters because in the United States reimbursement rates pay much higher dividends for procedures than “evaluation and management.”

Joanna Kempner in Not Tonight

Treatment and management of my migraines improved immensely once I left the US.

December 5, 2013
by sarcozona
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The closing statement in my Republican aunt’s long rant about the evils of Obamacare:

As you know, life is not fair and I am sick and tired of governments trying to make everything equal–I am not interested in a communistic society