First-person narratives about what it’s like living with illness, from people who know.

How To Reframe Your Life Goals After Illness

When illness strikes, it can be hard to get your life back on track. Here's some tips on how to embrace the new normal and pursue new, better goals.

How A Magic Pill Saved Me From A Hysterectomy

Thanks to fibroids on my uterus, half my life was spent in embarrassment and severe pain. My doctor recommended surgery; instead, in my 40s, I went on birth control.

GERD and the Midnight Gurgle

Many sufferers of gastroesophageal reflux disease spend their nights sleepless with fear that they'll choke to death before morning. Here's what that's like.

Reconstructing Dad

After two bouts of cancer and two hit-and-runs, my dad is more active than ever... and teaching me new lessons about what it means to live life to its fullest.

No Silver Lining

My husband's slow descent into delirium had no upside, but it failed to diminish my love for him, or the effect he'd had on my life.

My Brother's Keeper

The hardest thing about marrying off my brother was trusting his new wife could care for his multiple sclerosis.

TV Dinners With Anxiety

For someone with general anxiety disorder, eating in front of the TV isn't about laziness. It's about self-preservation.

What Depression Means When You're An Immigrant's Kid

If you're a first-generation American, how do you tell your family about your depression when they believe that the answer to everything is to lift yourself up by your bootstraps?

Out of Body

Getting breast cancer felt like being cheated on: even after it was over, as with many infidelities, it took me a while to learn to love my body again.