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PTSD and Me

Posted by Michy on May 18, 2015 in Health | 6 comments It’s a beautiful day in a suburban neighborhood. Three people are walking down three different, but essentially identical, streets on a sunny day in the suburbs. The sun is shining. The birds are singing. The trees are blowing in the

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Pop the Balloon

Posted by Michy on Jun 23, 2015 in Health | 4 comments One of the worst parts of CTEPH and CHF together is the swelling and fluid retention. The one single thing I can do that makes me feel better is to keep the fluid down. I do this by taking high-doses

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The Value of a Second, Third or Fourth Opinion

Posted by Michy on Jan 20, 2016 in Health | 6 comments So after meeting with the cardiologist at Baylor, I then met with the pulmonologist I’d been waiting for over a year to meet with. And she spent less than five minutes with me and put me into the hospital straight

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It’s Been a Long Time

Posted by Michy on Mar 23, 2016 in Health | 0 comments I will be doing an update this week. It’s been hard to write here, because… my emotions have all been a jumble. I think I’ve decided to consult an attorney about some of the things that happened to me medically

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How to Know When to Sue for Medical Malpractice

Posted by Michy on Apr 17, 2016 in Health | 2 comments I’m in a quandry. Ya’ll know how I sort of spiraled into a depression a few months ago? And I’ve been struggling to get out of it. Well, I’m mostly on the other side of the fence and I’m starting

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Going to the ER

Posted by Michy on Aug 15, 2016 in Health | 2 comments So I’ve been sick now off and on for about two  months. I kept thinking I was going to get over it, and I’d start to feel a little better, then I’d get worse again. When my friend Rissa came

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PTSD, Does it Ever Really Go Away?

I’m sorry I missed posting the ending to the blog about the PTSD trigger. I actually passed out and fell on the floor, hit my head on a chair (it was cushioned!) and twisted my back, broke my big toe–again–twisted my ankle, and got a bruise

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Michy’s Extended Bio

Welcome and thank you for visiting the author website of Michelle Devon, who is sometimes affectionately (and sometimes not so affectionately) known as Michy. That’s pronounced Mickey, like the mouse, and not Mishy, like a fish; not Mitchy like the guy on Baywatch; and no,