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THIS IS US

On our first overseas trip as a family, our bodies fell apart

Illustration: Calla King-Clements for Human Parts


I love it but I wish I didn’t

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Lived Through This

Sometimes our bodies are best left alone

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This Is Us

A psalm of sleep apnea, shit in the shower, and life

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This Is Us

In a year loaded with loss, I scored one massive win: I finally said goodbye to cigarettes

Many cigarettes lined up against pink background.
Many cigarettes lined up against pink background.
Photo: Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images


Lived Through This

‘Medically unexplained’ symptoms are as misunderstood as they are common. Here’s what I wish people knew.

Distraught woman covering her face while lying on the ground against a black background.
Distraught woman covering her face while lying on the ground against a black background.
Photo: Hailey Kean/Unsplash


This Is Us

My radical vision for the future does not include the violence that occurs within a hospital’s walls — or the hospital at all

Medical equipment on the background of group of health workers in the ICU.
Medical equipment on the background of group of health workers in the ICU.
Photo: sudok1/Getty Images


This Is Us

I watched my husband go through different stages. Here’s what to expect.

Our display at my husband’s memorial service.


Lived Through This

The lasting effects of being betrayed by your mind

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This Is Us

I couldn’t think my way out of this disease, though I certainly tried

Colorful lights swirling around inside a clear box.
Colorful lights swirling around inside a clear box.
Photo: PM Images/Getty Images

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