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The Tale of the Emla Fairy

I never thought that I would write something about my fear of needles and it end up being a cute and positive post. This was a phobia that controlled me emotionally for my whole life and it could truly make me mean and nasty. I didn’t expect getting past it now or anytime soon, really. But it happened and it was a good experience. So, I thought I’d share it with you…


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The Rebellious University Years: What I Learned From Finding My Independence

At university, most of the times, you end up learning a lot more about life than you do what you go there to study. Those three years were some of my craziest times, but ironically, it made me grow up and become independent. Truly pushed me into adulthood. It’s also where I met my second family.

Respecting Anger: The Importance of Negativity

When I was growing up I remember being told off for being angry, easily triggered and quickly overwhelmed, and none of these comments were exaggerations. However, I can also say that it wasn’t wrong of me to be so angry, and it definitely wasn’t wrong of me to express it. I just needed to learn how to use it …

a Threat to my own People

In my last post, I explained how I felt isolated from the machine-like, normal, world outside of my illness, and so, I thought it would also be important to explain how I can feel isolated from my own community at the same time…

When My CF Met Miss Corona

76 days of isolation and many more to come… as challenging as it is, I must admit it has felt peaceful.
Let’s bring it back to when the first spark flew.

A Lil’ Introduction

Whether you’re reading this because you’re with us from the beginning or coming back to it to see where we started, I appreciate it. Welcome to Ballistic Mitosis, a space free of social conventions and duty.

The 2020 Road-Trip: a Covid-19 travel story

After 17 weeks of being cooped up in my home, I have finally stepped outside again. But not for a simple walk, more like a very long car drip across the Channel and France. I have finally gotten to Switzerland, and the trip was so different to any I have gone on in the past. This is the way I did and kept myself (and my fur babies) safe.

21st Century Medical Takeover: are we health obsessed or overcompensating for toxic habits?

As someone who spent her life in and out of hospital consultations without truly getting better, I wanted to explore the idea that medicine and health are a fad. This is a tiny piece of the puzzle but it is where a discussion can start.

The C(F)loak of Invisibility

What threatens my life is within my own body. It is simply not capable of functioning on its own and I am kept alive by a robot army of medicines, it helps, but my body will never be independent or free. And all of this is invisible. In a way it was real only to me, so I hid it even more…

Medical Disclaimer

These are not rules; the intention is to prevent arguments as we must acknowledge that these are touchy subjects for most of the people affected. But we live in the 21st Century where free speech is a pain in the ass for some troublesome people. I suggest we keep on talking …


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