Category Archives: About a Bitch

Bit(ch) 21: That I-Survived Spidey Sense

At one point yesterday, halfway through a sentence, handing over a bolt cutter, my Spidey sense went off—because of a mix up, I was alone in the house with 2 crews of working men, about 7-8 in all, 1 fairly well … Continue reading

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

You might wonder why the fuck you’d go to a site called “The G Bitch Spot,” or Bitch anything, to learn about ankylosing spondylitis/AS. So, why? Because I have it. Because I’ve read a good number of pages, blogs, pamphlets, … Continue reading

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“Resource”!

[Director] Lauren [Greenfield] doesn’t shy away from what is really going on in these womens’ [sic] lives. As viewers, we’re shown an insider’s perspective of what life is like at an in-patient clinic: the weigh-ins and vitals, the meals, the … Continue reading

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Thanks, Jenni!: AWAP Wednesday on Invisible Illness and Suicide

Sometimes it’s the level of pain, sometimes the relentlessness—the 1585th or 1693rd day, the 10,000th month, that 23rd hour of the day–and sometimes it’s everything you’ve lost and the isolation and the lack of substantial pain management and quality of life. I … Continue reading

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“increasingly hostile environment for chronic pain patients and the physicians who strive to treat them”

In the summer of 2012, the Finance Committee of the U.S. Senate announced that it was initiating an investigation of the financial connections between certain major pharmaceutical manufacturers of prescription pain medications and experts in pain medicine, organizations that issue … Continue reading

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Bit(ch) 15: “They had me on Morphine and OxyContin for a while…”

Kylie “Tee” Toponce. Why Marijuana Works Better Than Opiates to Control Pain. AlterNet, 5/9/14. “It started with a snowboarding accident; my knee got really messed up. They had me on Morphine and OxyContin for a while, but eventually the prescriptions ran … Continue reading

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DTMFA

I so love Jenni Prokopy.   Like this:Like Loading…

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Pain 3 Ways

Differences in pain treatment can be summed up as follows: A white man walks into a doctor’s office complaining about pain. He leaves the office with a prescription for pain medicine. Possibly Oxycontin. A white woman walks into a doctor’s office complaining about pain. … Continue reading

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Jazz Fest 2014: Dancer at Os Negoes of Bahia-Brazil, May 4, Jazz & Heritage Stage

I used to be able to crank my shit like this. I planned to do so into my 50s and later. [She did this most of the set. It was a joy to witness.] But “a potentially severe disease with diverse … Continue reading

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G Bitch Abroad: 1585 from b2l2

Published May 20, 2013 at an earlier configuration of b2l2. FYI: Today is day 1943. The average cold lasts 5-7 days; the flu can leave you feeling dragged out for a couple of weeks. Even a broken bone heals eventually. I have … Continue reading

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