Aspirationally Alliterative. Hyphy Hearted. Habitual Hugger. Temerarious Tree-skiier. Aetna Avant-Garde. Former Fed. Cal Coed. Gtown Grad.

On My Worst Healthcare Experience

[The] experience of complete powerlessness in the face of another’s pain is, bar none, the most profoundly heartbreaking experience of my life.

On Wasting My Time

My lean analysis on the time I've wasted in 56 outpatient visits, 20 ER visits, and 9 hospitalizations spanning 54 days.


Perspectives from a former HHS Policy Wonk.





Student Response

On the Worst Healthcare Experience of My Life

I've now spent two consecutive Memorial Day weekends at Hospital X with intractable vomiting. Last year I checked myself in. This year, I took the scenic route via three weeks of hard...


On Wasting My Time – The Numbers

If you've wondered why I've been under the radar lately, look no further than my odyssey of medical maladies; in addition to my ongoing struggle with POTS, this year I've...

Aetna Avant-Garde.

How I stopped worrying (about my Klout score) and learned to love The Twitter

In honor of the HIT100, here’s a little bit on why I tweet, who I listen to, and how to jump into tweeting.


On Climbing Mountains

Last week my friend Biskin wrote a lovely piece on the death associated with illness – She’s an expert on chronic illness, having had a medical mistake break her (physical)...


On Being Rare

In honor of Rare Disease Day I finally got up the gumption to reply to my primary care physician's observation that I'm rare.

I was warned.

On Central Lines

So this one time I had a PICC line. Then I got another PICC line. Then I got a Central Line. And a CLABSI.

Grow Baby, Grow!

So.. this one time I got a CLABSI…

My friends are awesome. Line infections, not so much.



My friends prove the heart of life is good.


On “On Internet Freedom”

A review of Marvin Ammori's On Internet Freedom

Half Sized Floors

My Intravenous Lecture

My Intravenous Lecture - and TedMed's great challenges.