The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword, But I Still Prefer The Sword…

April 26, 2009 § 8 Comments


In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie ponders the realities of invisible illness – and wonders what life would’ve been like had she actually gotten the tattoo of a  demylinated nerve with CIDP as she’d daydreamed about after getting the diagnosis. She realizes it’s a good thing that she didn’t though, or else she’d be covered in autoimmune art from her head to her toes by now – though, if Kat Von D is willing, she still might be interested. 

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§ 8 Responses to The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword, But I Still Prefer The Sword…

  • NeedleDreams says:

    Very interesting. I’m against about permanent tattoos ’cause of religion and anyway I change my mind so often that probably will regret one. But henna tattooing is fine. May be you can consider a henna tattoing. They last for 2 weeks or more and you can retouch them or completely change them, according to the dx. 🙂

    • misswaxie says:

      Hey, now there’s a novel idea! I’d never considered that, thanks for giving me something new and interesting to consider…

      (I have to tell you, I really thought that your site was going to be about tattoos/henna given your name – and when I clinked the link and saw that the needles you were referring to were *knitting* I had to laugh aloud!)

      Thanks for reading!

      – Miss Waxie

  • RA Guy says:

    Any plans on publishing the script in the future?

    • misswaxie says:

      Soon as I can find someone interested, RA Guy, soon as I can find someone interested 😉

      Haha, in all realities, this was for a little contest. I’ve won a few contests in the past few months, had a few bites from a few places, but nothing’s been panning out as far as much cash is concerned…yet! But believe me, when it happens, there will be a big, bright, beautiful technicolor panel here to tell the world all about it!!

  • sara says:

    Hey Miss W, I have a tattoo, but one that I got way before I got RA. I hadn’t considered the idea of getting a tattoo to memorialize or represent everything that’s happened with my health. Maybe something to ponder. Then again, don’t we all have enough needles in us already?

    • misswaxie says:

      Heh, your point is well taken, Sara, there are more than enough needles in our lives, thanks!

      I don’t think I could legitimately get a tattoo these days, being on 4 immunosuppressants and all, I don’t think and respectable place would chance it. Too bad i can’t put a little dot of ink in my enbrel injection, I could be creating a lifetime mural of my weekly injections.

      …Come to think of it, that’s a pretty interesting project in and of itself.

      – Miss Waxie

  • NTE says:

    “then again I’d probably get ink poisoning” Exactly. I think it’s a great idea, but I have no doubt that I’d wind up being allergic to the ink or something like that. But it would be nice to have something to point to, some kind of “this is what my insides are doing to me” symbol on the outside. Of course I’d probably just have one of those red circles with the slash mark through it, so people would know not to touch my back.

  • BubbleGirl says:

    I just came across your blog, and I already love it!

    I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-hypermobility type. I have 2 tattoos, but I have limited the colors to black and blue, because they are the colors the least number of peole have reactions to. I would NEVER get a tattoo with red ink in it, because I’m allergic to so many things, and people are most likely ot have a reaction to red ink… But I do have 20 piercings… And I’ve never had any issues wih them…

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