dan's du journal
This week marks a momentous occasion in the life of one of our columnists. Daniel has finally completed his magnum opus, and this week, he has posted a retrospective of his time here at Cj, his quest to finish his book, and what the future may hold. He also lets all of his readers know just how much they mean to him. Gratitude abounds in this week's column.
Having had a defibrillator recently installed, Dan confronts new problems at security checkpoints.
This week, Dan tells us of his exploits dealing with one of the most infrequently-talked-about subjects of chronic illness -- sex. We all have it, and we all have issues with it (and those of us who are ill especially so). Never afraid to speak on any subject, Dan gives us a smile and a nod while he gets his point across, confirming that you are not alone when dealing with your own bedroom issues.
This week, Daniel chronicles two weeks in his life -- the life of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
This week, Dan takes a look at some of the more common pitfalls when it comes to socializing while living with chronic illness. Friendships and relationships are hard enough but when you throw a devastating ailment into the mix, there is bound to be some serious chafing. Daniel tells us what to avoid, and helps to make sure you don't make the same mistakes he did.
This Valentine's day, our friend Dan is suffering from problems of the heart - quite literally in fact. This past week, Daniel underwent testing to discover just how much of his ticker was damaged in the most recent of his ordeals, and the results are not promising. A new hospital stay is in his future, but for today, he will have to suffer through Valentine's Day with a serious broken heart.
Dan was determined 2012 would be his "Year of Me." However, things didn't get off to the start for which he'd hoped. His rheumatoid arthritis-related heart troubles continue.
In this first post of 2012, Daniel recaps all the ups and downs of 2011, and how they have affected his life. Those of you that joined him on the journey last year will recognize many of the events he talks about, and those of you new to his column will find it a great recap before he dives into 2012 full-force. This upcoming year promises to be just as interesting as the year that just ended, so stay tuned!
Daniel Malito writes a special poem in the style of "Night Before Christmas."
This week, with the holiday quickly approaching no matter what you celebrate, stores are becoming more and more busy and hectic. Shopping for the holidays is always a pain, but it is even more so for those who are physically handicapped. Dan shares with us some of the tips he has learned over the years in order to help lessen the impact of hours of walking and fighting crowds.