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Sandra Jean-Pierre | Digital Artist & Writer of Words.

Category: Health

#CeliacWhileBlack

New-to-Me doctors are an interesting bunch: They either discount everything I say and treat me like any other typical patient (never a good idea) or they are so determined to peg me into some kind of category that they miss things. That is never good either. So it was with a leery mind that I followed my PCPs recommendation to follow up with an allergist after things took a left turn for me earlier this year. That horrible blood draw

Hard Stick

Those who’ve been following me for any extended length of time know that my body does not like giving up my veins for sacrifice (this is called: being a hard stick). Not for routine blood work or to save my life. You’d also know my ordeal with Quest labs, where they can *never* find my veins, which usually ends with me having to admit myself to the nearest hospital as outpatient to have their phlebotomist who is well versed in

Lessons from Hurricane Irma, No.1

I call Nephew into my room, greet him and ask if he can help me. He nods and waits. I take as deep a breath as I can and rattle off a list of medications I need him to pour, shake, spray and give me. He used to categorically object to my use of so much medication in such a short amount of time but he no longer questions. He trusts the method to my madness, backed, I suspect solely

Migraine Blend Chronicles, Week 7

I’ve been reeeaaalll slack. I had to take about a weeks worth of time to get my body right. Between the frozen greens juice cubes, the greens powder and the turmeric, my body was having none of it. I was actually feeling more sick than well. So I stopped all blends and let my body get a hold of itself. I was doing the most. But I began feeling joint aches after a week and my sleep has been absolutely

Migraine Blend Chronicles, Week 4

Missed two non-consecutive days worth of blends this week. I thought I would be fine until Mother Nature brought a migraine Tuesday night. Full on. Made sure not to miss anymore blends since the migraine commenced and modified the blend to remove the greens (and increase the turmeric), since the smell of the greens increased my nausea. Managed to make it through the migraine with at most horrible nausea. I had some disturbance with my vision, sense of hearing, sense

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