The spoon theory is still one of the most universally recognizable metaphors for having a chronic illness.
Somehow I've escaped any real surgeries on my body until now. At age 30+, I've never broken any bones (except toes, curse of the dancer), never needed to rush to the ER for stitches, and only been put under for dental surgeries and GI scopes. This is even more surprising considering I might be one … Continue reading Hip to Be Square:Overthinking My Upcoming Hip Surgery
An international group of physicians has established a set of guidelines to aid in the classification of Behcet's patients. The International Clinical Criteria for Behcet's Disease classification states patients must present with: -Recurrent oral ulcerations (aphthous or herpetiform) at least three times in one year. -Additionally, patients must present any two of the following: -Recurrent … Continue reading Clinical Criteria for Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease
Well hello there. You've stumbled on the blog of Betty Behcet's. No, you aren't imagining that alliteration, and no, this is not a porn name. Behcet's Disease is a rare autoimmune disease, connected to vasculitis. So rare that it's estimated only 17k to 20k people in the United States are affected by it. If you … Continue reading Hello!