By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: June 3, 2018 Ok, so I have been going around for quite some time, claiming to feel like I am an active mind and spirit trapped inside a diseased body. I’ve made this claim, knowing full well that I could have it a lot worse: I could actually have become […]Read More The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
What if a VR game existed that could teach the user empathy towards others?Read More Could We Teach Empathy Through VR?
Hey there, friends! I hope you’ll take a listen to the latest podcast episode from “Hammer Time with Nikki and Kate: A Disabled Lawyer and a Personal Trainer Walk into a Podcast.” In it, I talk a lot about the power and influence medical professionals have over our lives; the importance of putting advanced care […]Read More Listen to my latest podcast episode, “Being Your Own Health Care Advocate”
My fears about my upcoming neurosurgeryRead More Life Unfinished
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: March 4, 2018 It’s been a long, long journey since I started feeling the symptoms of my spinal disorder in December of 2015. Since then, I’ve retired from my job (today, actually), gone through a number of painful medical procedures and nauseating pain meds, lost a good deal of mobility […]Read More The Importance of Finding People Who “Get It”
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: January 24, 2018 Both of my parents have demonstrated an obscene work ethic my entire life. And sure, they came right out and told me and my brother to work hard in school and for the things we wanted, but I think that I learned subconsciously to mimic their true […]Read More When You Force a Workhorse to Retire, She’s Bound to Get a Bit Jittery in the Stable!
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: December 12, 2017 I grew up thinking that I had fatefully (and narrowly) escaped paralysis. As my mother has relayed to me time and time again, in early 1988, she noticed that I was complaining of lower back pain. Since I had been born with Spina Bifida and a lipoma […]Read More The Mindfuck that Comes with Adjusting to a Debilitating Disability
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: November 13, 2017 Living with Type-I (juvenile) diabetes can be really frustrating and painful, but until I started experiencing symptoms of arachnoiditis in December of 2015, I didn’t quite know just how frustrating and painful it could be to live in my body. Arachnoiditis, as I would come to quickly […]Read More Chronic Pain – Suffering in (Quasi-) Silence
Beware, the cursed diabetes!Read More National Diabetes Month Starts Today – Be Aware and Spread the Knowledge!
As a semi-professional patient, I’ve seen some of the best, as well as some of the WORST health care professionals in the business! What’s been your experience with the healthcare system in the U.S.?Read More Where, Oh Where, Has Patient-Focused Healthcare Gone?