Post Archives from the ‘Perseverance’ Category

The Tooth Fairy Just Won’t Visit Me

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by

Last week I had a bottom back molar extracted. My dentist and oral surgeon just knew it as a molar that had to come out. But I knew the truth behind the tooth: it was pulled because of what I did as a teenager. Here’s my confession. *** Like many teenagers, I wore braces. Unlike many teenagers, I spent most of my free time volunteering at an animal Continue reading the story "The Tooth Fairy Just Won’t Visit Me"

No Guilt Trip, Thanks

Posted on: August 10th, 2009 by

Advocating for yourself goes beyond obtaining the best possible medical care. Self-advocacy also includes knowing whether to say "no" to other parties and/or your own doctors who want to publish some of your medical information (anonymously), in the interest of medicine/science/public awareness campaigns. Frankly, each of us must determine what information, if any, we want to share. I'm not suggesting that these Continue reading the story "No Guilt Trip, Thanks"