KevinMD March 27, 2023
Michele Luckenbaugh

Life keeps buffeting the patient diagnosed with several chronic conditions, like continuous incoming and outgoing mammoth ocean waves flooding over one’s body, raising you high up into the air and then sucking you downward, a struggle to keep your head above the water for survival. There is no rest, true calmness, or time to catch your breath.

My time is dictated by scheduling appointments with my doctor, who then lends me out to the necessary specialists to consult and treat those idiosyncrasies in my health that can’t be easily defined or treated. Then there are the necessary tests to be endured: MRIs, CAT scans, ultrasounds, and X-rays. Stretching out my arm to have vials of my life’s blood drawn out...

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