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: 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
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?