Veronica With Four Eyes

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Choosing Jewelry With Chronic Pain

Choosing Jewelry With Chronic Pain

Some girls adore shoes. Others adore purses. For me, I absolutely adore jewelry. It’s rare to see me without wearing a necklace, and even more rare to see me without earrings. With chronic head and neck pain as a result of Chiari Malformation and a […]

How Watching The Senate Debate Healthcare Is Like Watching Football

How Watching The Senate Debate Healthcare Is Like Watching Football

Over the last few months, there have been many debates on proposed health care bills in the Senate. These bills were created to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and drop protections for people with pre-existing conditions, disabilities, and long […]

How To Contact Your Senators

How To Contact Your Senators

Like millions of Americans, I have a pre-existing condition. Under the newly proposed Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill, that means that insurance companies would legally be able to charge me extra or deny coverage because I have a condition, and I could also have lifetime caps on […]

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

Dear Chiari Malformation, You came into my life six years ago now, when I suddenly developed a constant pain in the back of my head. I was a freshman in high school, and coincidentally it was Chiari Malformation Awareness Month, but I didn’t know that- […]

Why I Study Assistive Technology

Why I Study Assistive Technology

For my one hundredth blog post, I decided to write about the reasons I chose for studying assistive technology in college. It’s definitely a more uncommon field to study, and I am frequently explaining to people what exactly assistive technology is. ¬†Once they understand what […]

My View on “See”

My View on “See”

One time, I managed to lose my bottle of shampoo in the bathroom I shared with my suitemate. I called out to them, asking if they had seen my bottle of shampoo recently. Their response to my question came as a bit of a surprise: […]

Not Graduating Early

Not Graduating Early

My sophomore year of high school, especially the second semester, was awful. Over half of my teachers did not provide me with the accommodations in my IEP, due to a lack of resources and the difficulties that came with integrating assistive technology into the classroom. […]

Happy 2nd Anniversary

Happy 2nd Anniversary

Today, I would like to wish a very happy anniversary to someone that has really become an extension of who I am, and has helped me through many situations that I would have had to walk through all alone otherwise.  They help understand what is […]

Life with Chronic Migraines

Life with Chronic Migraines

The year is 2011, but I’m in too much pain to remember that at the moment. I’ve forgotten a lot of things- my own name, the name of my cat, what town I lived in, and who the president is. All I can sense is […]

Too High-Functioning

Too High-Functioning

The teacher is passing out the classwork for the day, and there is a noticeable lack of large print or colored paper at the bottom of the pile. As it comes time to give classwork to my section, the teacher looks at me and goes […]