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I Spent Two Months as a Cyberchondriac

When hypochondriacs flock online, a community of the truly sick helps them find comfort

Portland Center Stage via flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0

A year ago, around Christmas, I noticed a red rash on my right breast. I was nursing my six-month-old, who liked to sink his fingernails into the flesh of my breast as he ate. On this occasion, he had left a series of tiny cuts, like paper cuts, but they…

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Colleen Abel

Colleen Abel

Colleen Abel is the author of Remake, a full-length collection of poems (Unicorn Press, 2017), and two chapbooks. She is a 2017–2018 Tulsa Artist Fellow.