Posts Tagged perception

Rhubarb Pie after a Sad Job Interview?

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Never heard of having rhubarb pie to get the pain of shame and humiliation out of your mouth?  Here ya go.  I lifted today’s theme from A Prairie Home Companion. Applications check in, but they don’t check out. I’ve been looking for another job for months.  At first I had no bites at all.  It was like throwing my resume – and multiple hours of work – into a black hole.  For months I heard nothing, not even crickets.  And then it happened.  Around the time I decided not to fill out any more applications, tailor any more resumes or write

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Malarface, a Butterfly Rash Story

butterfly rash, malar rash

Autoimmune malar rash, a.k.a butterfly rash.  I have it. I have these bright red flags on my face that signal a flare.  My cheeks, just below my glasses, always glow a little, but when I start to get sick, they are really bright. I have the rash right now. And I’m pretty cranky, so here’s what I’m thinking about

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Chronic Disease, Invisibility and Confidence

I struggle with this.  My autoimmune disease is invisible to me. When feeling good, I deny my disease. When feeling bad, my confidence tanks because I’ve failed to feel good!  Let me try to explain what I mean, because I think other people feel this way too, sometimes.

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