About

Where shall I begin?

My name is Sandhya Raghavan and I am a writer and a copyeditor by profession. This is where I blog. You may have noticed, all I write here is about health. An odd topic for a personal blog, you may think.

My friends think I am a hypochondriac. If you know me well, we may have had conversations about the “odd” shape of my nail or a “suspicious” black spot on my neck, which I am convinced is cancer.

 If we haven’t, I am sure we will. 

Before that, here’s a little glimpse into my life so far.

BabyI was born with unusually large ears and eyes, traits my mother said are seen in people who are inquisitive.

Growing up without siblings leaves you with a lot of free time. I spent mine drawing and reading books.

Drawing

With little social skills and real-world experience but a lot of useless general knowledge gained over time, school days were rotten.

school girl

(Imagine knowing King Tut had a bone disease but not knowing you are supposed to preserve your bus ticket till the end of your journey. Yeah, I learnt that the hard way.)

By 2005, I discovered something that fed my inquisitive spirit and changed my life — the internet. Around that time, my health started deteriorating.

browsing

 

I had multiple episodes of autoimmune attacks and was diagnosed with severe endometriosis. This left me with many questions about my health and a curiosity about the mind-body connection. At every step, I had the internet as a guide.

in the hospital

15 years later, I felt the need for a space to pen down my myriad thoughts about health in general. So, I started blogging. Most of what you read here is a collection of observations of someone who is perpetually paranoid about her health. Most of the artwork here are also mine. If you like them, please let me know in the comments. 🙂

If you have suggestions for me, please shoot a mail at pinkofhealth2918@gmail.com.

That being said, I’m not a doctor. In fact, I am the farthest thing from — an English literature graduate. But I try to back my observations with studies and expert quotes.

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So don’t substitute anything I write here for medical advice. I can’t afford a lawyer. Please don’t sue.