In April 2021, I had a big sebaceous cyst removed from my upper back area. In this article, I first explain what a sebaceous cyst is. I then explain my cyst's early growth, diagnosis, and final removal by a surgeon in Thailand.
Prosopagnosia, also called face blindness, is a neurological disorder that makes it difficult (or impossible) to recognize faces. This article will demystify the disorder from a factual perspective and also explore the strange experiences that many prosopagnosics encounter daily.
I have type 2 diabetes and have had it for five years now. This is my story of how I “cured” my condition with dietary changes. Also, when I say cured, my doctor described it as cured by diet control. Diabetes does not have an actual cure.
Our entire household—my wife and four children—tested positive for COVID-19. I had a serious case. I was hospitalized for a week. In the end, I recovered, and the hospital staff gave me a clap out on the day I was wheeled out. By the grace of God, I survived.
I'm sharing my illness experience to help others prepare for home quarantine and symptom management in the event of COVID-19 infection.
Here you will find information about breast abscess and treatment options. I have had over 400 breast abscesses.
Here is a patient's experience of pigment dispersion syndrome, which includes causes, treatment options, and day-to-day management tips for this unusual eye disorder.
This is about my experience having combined cataract surgery and a vitrectomy after having lost sight in the central vision of my left eye.
My honest and unsponsored review of the IMAK Compression Eye Pillow (a weighted eye mask). I will discuss my personal experiences with the mask and how I use it.
Everyone is concerned about COVID-19, so testing is certain to be a priority for many people. Well, here's what it's like to be tested.
This is my devastating story of the impact my husband's stroke had on my life. We have been married for 28 years.
This is my honest and unsponsored review of Cyxus blue light blocking glasses. It is also an honest account of how I use them to reduce digital eye strain at work and at home.
I have a kidney transplant and just turned 74. I manage myself, my foods, and my activities so that I feel I am able to get the most out of every day. COVID-19 is a challenge, but common sense is what will help everyone.
Knowing about this change in your body that piggybacks another symptom may save lives.
Restless Legs Syndrome is cruel, but I am determined to work with my body to find ways to manage it holistically. These are some of the things I have discovered.
Do you get an itchy rash after being in the sun? Are you sensitive to the sun? Do you spend most of your sunny days bathed in the shadows? If so, you might want to read about prickly heat and PMLE.
I am going to try and share my story of being diagnosed with cancer from the beginning—with updates as I continue this journey. I really hope that this can, in some way, help someone deal with what they are currently going through.
After working in the medical industry for over 38 years I was exposed to all sorts of communicable blood-borne diseases. After all those exposures I got the one disease I never thought I would have: Parkinson's Disease. It's not contagious, but it is like an alien being has taken over my brain.
If your mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer, there's a good chance you're feeling scared, confused, and depressed. Here's what I learned about handling life when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2019.
Sometimes PMR is hard to diagnose. Many have to persist—through scores of tests, misdiagnoses, misinformation, and lack of knowledge—to find out what's wrong with them. This article is to help newly diagnosed PMR sufferers understand what is happening to them and know what to ask their doctors.
If you've just been diagnosed with PMR and feel leery of taking prednisone, this article will list the pros and cons of choosing to use steroids and the effectiveness of other PMR treatments to help you see the larger picture.
Getting diagnosed with cancer an be a great shock to the system. These are some of the things I wish I knew when I was diagnosed with cancer.
If a friend or loved one suffers from Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, this article can help you understand what it feels like to walk a mile in their shoes.
My fear of dying outweighs the annoyance my CPAP machine provides so I choose to force air up my nose each night. Apparently, looking like Hannibal Lecter of the night isn't scaring my dogs off!
Unchecked hypertension may be the reason other medical issues cannot be resolved.
Ataxia is a neurodegenerative disease that impairs balance and coordination. It has not been easy living with this disease, but I've found that by having a positive mindset and determination to get better, I was able to greatly improve my condition.
The popular view of seasonal allergy has it that if you experience it in spring or fall, it is all right to treat it yourself. Even though a general belief is that you can diagnose seasonal allergy yourself, it is still important to see physician, since inflammation of the chest can mean infection.