Health knowledge made personal

misswaxie Patient Expert

South Euclid, Ohio
A Comic Life, Indeed is a comic look at chronic illness in a comic strip! Miss Waxie is a 20 something girl with a 100 something diseases, trying to navigate her way through a medical system who seems not to really know what to do. Join her on her sad, but funny, but true, and always Comic... Full Bio
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
Doctors are a Girl’s Best Friend by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In tonight’s comic adventure: If misery loves company, than Miss Waxie’s forlorn stomach must be quite the sad and lonely little organ. After all, for what ... Read on »
If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, Don’t Say Anything At All… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie comes clean about her recent, semi-mortifying surgical procedures. ‘Course despite the intimate look a whole bunch of ... Read on »
True Knowledge Exists in Knowing You (And They) Know Nothing… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: It’s been a long summer, but finally, finally Miss Waxie is eating again with the help of an army of immunosuppressants and ... Read on »
The Belly of the Beast is in my Belly by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie contemplates her summer of stomach problems. Is it Crohn’s Disease? Ulcerative Colitis? Will she live forever and ever ... Read on »
Our story continues by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In tonight’s comic adventure: Miss Waxie returns! After months of good health, Miss Waxie battles stomach upsets, spleen hemangioma tumors, cancer scares, ... Read on »
Just Say No… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Tonight’s Comic Adventure: With physical therapy for the bulging disc in her lumbar/sacral spine out of the way (and having it gone fairly positively!) Miss Waxie ... Read on »
A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With The First Step… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain   Dear Readers,  As the text of these comics is entered into each post as an image, all search engines from google to wordpress can’t read the words, thus maki ... Read on »
How My Greatest Hero Was Also My Greatest Villain…. by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain …Or how I learned to love and loathe prednisone, the autoimmune disease kryptonite. In tonight’s comic episode: How the prednisone I took at high doses for my R ... Read on »
Our adventure begins…. by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain At age four, I began my autoimmune mess. One body, one condition. Celiac disease. By 23 I’d developed rheumatoid arthritis, a variant of chronic inflammatory demylina ... Read on »
Suddenly, Everything Has Changed… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie’s disease vocabulary expands tenfold as she finds herself faced with yet another possible diagnosis. Shocked, simply sh ... Read on »
This Glass Is At Least A Quarter Full…. by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie takes a moment to enjoy a few victories. First, that she finally, kinda sorta got her perc prescription filled. And secondly ... Read on »
Tales From The Clinic: Out With the Old, In With The Eu-Genics… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie brings you her somewhat belated “ Blogging Against Disablism Day ” submission – A story that could only come from “Tales O ... Read on »
The House Always Wins… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie puts on hold her comic for Blogging Against Disablism Day, thanks to falling down the stairs and re-injuring her back. What’ ... Read on »
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword, But I Still Prefer The Sword… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie ponders the realities of invisible illness – and wonders what life would’ve been like had she actually gotten the tattoo of ... Read on »
Our Weary, Wandering Heroine Treads To Bed… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: What adventure? Miss Waxie needs her sleep; battling a medical community can take a lot out of a girl – especially one that fights her own ... Read on »
Loooook into my eyes…. by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain   In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Having realized her cataracts has suddenly, dramatically worsened, Miss Waxie bars herself from driving anywhere besides in her ow ... Read on »
I Looked At The Beast Head On, And Saw My Reflection… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain   In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie ponders the importance of sleep in the body riddled rheumatoid arthritis, cidp, lupus, and the like while weighing it ... Read on »
I (don’t) wanna be sedated…. by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain     Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie visits her rhueumatologist in the hopes of clearing her good name and getting some percocet. She gets her ... Read on »
Keep Your Friends Close, And Your Enemies Closer… by misswaxie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie learns to love her greatest adversary as being taken seriously by the Cleveland Clinic has provided her a golden ticket into ... Read on »