Edited April 2014 from letter dated March 2011. Good afternoon, doctors. I am sending you three this letter and diagram in a last ditch attempt to explain my health issues from my perspective. I feel that I am failing in properly describing my symptoms to you and I hope this chart will help a bit […]
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my Christmas 2010 letter. This letter was going to be a rambling tale of sadness and gloom; literary Blues; a declaration of despair; a melancholy manifesto of misery. A true opus of self-pity and oh-woe-is-me the likes of which would make Eeyore […]
Edited April 2014 from facsimile transmission dated September 2010 I was on 50 mg/d Prednisone from August 11 through August 27. Starting August 28, I dropped to 25 mg/d through to today. Can you please advise me on further dosage reductions to get me off this crap! Unless you can convey to me that this […]
Edited April 2014 from facsimile transmission dated August 2010 Good morning Dr. I have now been on 50mg Prednisone since August 11, 2010 and I wanted to give you an update on my status. Well let me put this bluntly, Prednisone is awful! It took 3 days to start affecting me but I have no […]
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my July 2010 letter. The whole experience of sifting through my grandparents’ life was a wonderful, belated gift from them. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it right up until the day of the auction. THAT, without a doubt, was the most […]
Edited April 2014 from letter dated April 2010 Good Afternoon Doctor. I wanted to take a quick moment to update you on my current health situation. It’s been well over a year since I saw you last and I thought it would be helpful to provide you with some recent news on my situation.
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my March 2010 letter. Yes, my body remains decrepit. The back and neck issues remain, annoying and painful as ever. If I didn’t know better I’d swear a dyslexic mistakenly input my birth year as 1972 in the government record rather than […]
physiotherapy. noun. from the Mongolian phiskhan meaning ‘to inflict’ and the German therkstadt meaning ‘intense pain’. The poor, unsuspecting sap went to physiotherapy and left a whimpering, blubbery mess.
Edited April 2014 from letter dated November 2009 First of all, let me thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I obtained your name from a coworker of my wife’s. He spoke quite highly of you when I asked him for references of doctors or physiotherapists that might be able to help […]
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my February 2009 letter. [This paragraph was part of a longer, silly rant full of incriminating evidence that lead me to propose, in jest, that I wasn’t ‘a man’ anymore.] Getting sick. As manly as Sarcoidosis may sound, it’s hardly a macho […]