I speak for no one but me.
Nothing that is posted here should be taken as a substitute for medical advice. Blogs (and Twitter for that matter) do not constitute the practice of medicine.
The medical cases that I sometimes use to illustrate a point don’t strike me because of their uniqueness, but rather because they are all too common. That is often what I find most devastating. I construct these histories from a lifetime of caring for women and from anonymous cases I have heard along the way from teachers and colleagues. These stories never reflect a specific individual or single case.