An army of one?

remember that slogan from 10 or 15 years ago? Probably not. They didn’t stick with it for very long.

as patients, we are a sample size of one. I can’t remember if I posted on this before. But it’s a nugget that I didn’t want to let go for too long in case I hadn’t posted.

large studies. Metadata analysis. Science. Odds and averages. All these things are super important to understanding the overall outline of a disease or impairment. But ultimately you are a sample of one. Trust yourself and maybe try to find a doctor who trusts you. Cuz some of us are outliers and there are a lot of ways you can be an outlier. But if you feel strongly that your experience is valid, even if it’s different from the conventional wisdom I would suggest you own that and don’t let anyone tell you that it’s not your truth… Maybe unless you’re a hypochondriac…