I am Sick, NOT Stupid.

I am Sick, NOT Stupid.

Many years ago I heard a joke that was going around and it went like this. A guy was going home from the auto mechanic and just as he was passing a psychiatric center, a wheel fell off his car. He stopped, surveyed the situation and realized that the mechanic must have been distracted and never p

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Sick Humor: Why, Yes Virginia...There Really ARE Spoonies!

Sick Humor: Why, Yes Virginia…There Really ARE Spoonies!

I originally just started this article by delving right into the "Dear Santa" part, but then as I started formatting it, I realized it deserved an intro that was worthy of one of my articles.  By now you all know "me" as a writer.  My theory..."go big or go home".  So, "go big" I definitely did.

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“Sick Humor” The ABCs of Spoonie Thanks

Alright, I’ll say it.  I’m usually the one to vocalize what most people keep to themselves, which more often than not, gets me in to trouble.  However, something inside of me is convinced that in this Spoonie corner of the world, I’m not alone.  It’s sometimes hard to be thankful at Thank

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Sick Humor: “Re-Finding” The Funny

We have forgotten how to laugh. There. I said it. Not that I can blame a single one of us. Let’s face it, when you wake up, throw your leg off the bed and hear it echo in the room like a creaking door in a 1950’s horror flick, the giggle factor isn’t really at an all time high. I don’t th

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Sick Humor: “Spoonie and the City”

One thing you should know about me is that I LOVE Sex and the City. When it was on HBO, I watched it religiously. I saw both of the movies on opening weekend, of course. I own all of the DVDs. And now that the reruns are on E!, my household stops at 8pm EST week nights. Don’t call me during that h

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Keepin' It Real: Terminology For The 21st Century

Keepin’ It Real: Terminology For The 21st Century

I have always been a big proponent of calling a ‘spade a spade’ and telling it like it is. I don’t want things sugar coated or watered down to make them sound nicer or less scary. Give it to me straight or not at all. This belief was reinforced during my last doctor’s visit. I had been

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Sick Humor: Diary of a Mad Spoon Woman

Sick Humor: Diary of a Mad Spoon Woman

I truly believe laughter is the best medicine…well as far as free medicines go.  I totally have a lunch sack full of pills that can give generic laughter a good ol’ fashioned run for its money, but nothing beats a laugh.  I’m not talking about the quiet snickers with your hand over your mout

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Sick Humor: The Top 10 Ways That You Know Two Spoonies Are Dating

Sick Humor: The Top 10 Ways That You Know Two Spoonies Are Dating

1.  They know each others' favorite hospital meal 2.  The smell of disinfectant becomes a turn on 3.  They exchange bodily fluids by dumping each other's urine containers 4.  Gripper socks become part of the lingerie wardrobe 5.  The only jealousy had is of IV-friendly veins 6. 

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Sick Humor: Information Overload:

Sick Humor: Information Overload: “Suggestions” We’d Rather Not Hear Ever Again

I know they mean well. I mean, it may not seem that way at the time to them. I may roll my eyes, dramatically sigh and wince at the friendly “suggestions” that innocent friends and family members offer up to me at random intervals of my life. I am learning as the years go by to smile and let the

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Sick Humor: Sometimes you just gotta have a sense of humor! — The HIV Edition

Sick Humor: Sometimes you just gotta have a sense of humor! — The HIV Edition

Laughter is the best medicine. Top Ten Worst Comments Commonly Made To Someone Who's HIV+: 1) "Well, you know, it's not the death sentence it once was." Really?! That sure is good to hear, 'cause I thought I was a goner! *wipes brow* 2) "Have you Googled it? There's lots of good information o

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