dan's du journal
The story of how he met the love of his life.
Dan recalls the 5 proms he attended as a young adult with autoimmune disease.
Dan writes about the obscurity of Arthritis in popular culture and how this affects prospects for a cure, and tells us about a group working to publicize the plight of those who suffer from the insidious disease.
Dan finds politics have been claiming a place in his treatment more and more lately, pushing his needs as a patient down the priority list.
A shoulder replacement ended up with an unexpected heart attack. Now Dan braces himself as he embarks upon an ankle replacement.
This week, Daniel tells us of his experience with a medical company who he discovered, much to his chagrin, wanted to charge him an exorbitant fee in order to provide a simple life-saving service. Unfortunately, Daniel has experienced this gouging of disabled and ill patients all too often, and it is far too commonplace for his comfort. Come join him to discover how this latest episode aims to extort him, and share your own experiences as well.
This week, Daniel tells us of how he found out he has to undergo yet another invasive surgical procedure. This time the joint replacement is needed more than ever, and with his last surgery ending in a heart attack, concerns abound. Or, at least, they should. Dan tells us just how much of a machine he is really becoming. Will it ever end for him?
This week, Daniel tells us of the loss of someone very close to him who helped shape Dan into the man he is today, and how the loss has affected him, as you will see. Daniel tells of how this person helped him to become the writer we all know and love, and what that relationship did to help achieve this goal. Enjoy this tribute to someone who has affected you, the reader, even if you didn't know it.
Dan explores why the chronically ill or disabled are met with repulsion from the rest of society.
Dan writes that, in the fundraising world, arthritis often finds itself the outcast.