Canalithiasis, is that even a word?

It’s quite interesting that I worked in the medical field for a period  of time before being sidelined by my condition. I was becoming intimately  familiar with the daily dealings of the administrative side of healthcare. Working alongside doctors and nurses, training them how to run sophisticated electronic medical records, I found myself mastering the art of labeling. In order for me to train them properly, I had to understand the workflow of the hospital and how patients were triaged, treated and released. Immediately, as patients are checked into the clinic or hospital, the goal was to quickly assess and compartmentalize information in order to give patients a label. The labeling came in different forms,  such as the placing of a medical wristband on the patient for identification, to entering a diagnosis code into the system so that the insurance would be billed properly. It was interesting to see how well oiled the machine ran, until a patient presenting rare or interesting symptoms forced a wrench in the system and was spit out.

Which leads me into my personal journey and how my condition threw a wrench in the system. I will save you the stress of intimate details and break this down as much as I can…

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