In a field of Zebras, I am a Unicorn.
Hello and Welcome to Finding My Unicorn. This blog is about bringing awareness to the uphill battles that I, like so many others, have faced with chronic illness. It is my voice. It is a way to cope. My undiagnosed illness is an ongoing battle I struggle every single minute of every single day. I am writing under the pseudonym of Striped Unicorn so that I may write and speak freely without fear of retaliation from the medical community. I am a Registered Nurse. I have seen both sides of the coin. This is not a blog to shame or disrespect physicians, the healthcare system, medical facilities, etc. It is to shed light on what my reality has been as a patient. My story is not unique. My journey is not unique. The adversity that I have faced is my biggest hurdle in finding help. Not that what is wrong with me is rare, but the willingness of someone to care enough to take the time to listen to my symptoms and do a little digging. This blog is raw. It is real. It will make some people uncomfortable, but it needs to be said. I will be writing about the things that I have been through and the things I am still going through like so many other patients. I hope in some way that it helps someone to keep on fighting and never give up. If you are reading this and currently work in the healthcare profession I hope you will listen with an open mind. You have the power to affect someone’s life in one of two ways: positively or negatively. Are you going to be another dead end for your patient, or will you be the change that is so desperately needed to make someone’s life a little bit easier?