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Monthly Archives: August 2009

An American’s Experience of Socialized Medicine in Britain


On the lipedema Yahoo group, most of the participants are either U.S. or U.K., and many of us are completely perplexed by what we hear from the other side of the Atlantic about how health care works and what lipedema patients can expect. Lipedema is widely misdiagnosed in both systems. Treatment is often hard to […]

In which I become political


First, an update: The day after I wrote that last post, I lost my job. Two days later, my father collapsed and went to the hospital. The day after that, my house sold. If I was hoping for a peaceful year after last year’s divorce, I didn’t get it. My dad, fortunately, recovered, and now […]