The Phoenix Zine

March 28, 2008
by Amy Mathers
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Coming Out of the Closet: Debriefing Others on Your Chronic Illness Doesn’t Have to be a Military Operation

When it comes to talking to others about my chronic illness, I’m always on guard. Similar to the U.S. Military’s system of defense readiness conditions (DEFCON), I have my own defcon system that activates when I am approached by people … Continue reading

March 21, 2008
by Amy Mathers
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Pain

As a person who has dealt with chest pain, muscle pain, migraines, internal bruising, liver biopsies, heparin shots and several surgeries, I had a good laugh over a blog entry about the ten point pain scale by Elizabeth McClung on … Continue reading