Articles with disease

Fibro Fog

Fibro Fog

I am so tired I’m more tired than any of the victim’s lives you claimed You’ve won this round And I’m done with you The life you suck Out of the few Fi-bro-my-algia I’m done. I’m done. I’m done. With you!!!!!…

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Brianna Scott

I am an 18 year old naive libra girl who is really gullible and still believes in fairytales and love at first sight. I moved across the country to northern California to find a new adventure.

One Day, the Pain May Be Useful to You

One Day, the Pain May Be Useful to You

Useful. Now that’s a word I despise. Over the years, during numerous times of personal distress, I’ve heard the same, mundane, uninvited advice: “One day, the pain may be useful to you.” My reply to this ridiculous guidance? BS! How could…

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Dave Pasquel

After living under a rock for nearly 25 years, Dave had his eyes opened wide to the world in 2010 after marrying his crazy cat lady wife. Intrigued by controversy, culture, lifestyle, current events and history, Dave has traveled to 41 states and a handful of foreign countries. Defined as ‘metro’ by his three kids, you will often find him cleaning the house instead of working out in the yard. In his spare time, Dave likes to write sappy love songs but will be the first to admit that he can’t carry a tune.

Psychosomatic

Psychosomatic

Concerning autoimmune conditions: first, describe the pain, then follow the doctor’s instructions, and wait. First, describe the pain, and be sure to mention you don’t want pain meds. You might need to bring a husband or father to vouch for you.…

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Ani Keaten

Ani Keaten is a poet grown in the desert mountains of Idaho. She writes about daily life and her experience with chronic illness. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys creating art with oil pastels, looking at rare rocks, and seeking out high places from which to take pictures.

Genome Analysis

Genome Analysis

Numbered and lettered genes listed in thousands of pages. Increased or decreased risk for this or that cancer, bone strength. Three genes say I’m likely lactose intolerant (I’m not) and prone to anxiety (I am). All my genes argue about Parkinson’s…

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Joan Mazza

Joan Mazza has worked as a medical microbiologist, psychotherapist, seminar leader, and has been a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She is the author of six books, including Dreaming Your Real Self (Penguin/Putnam), and her poetry has appeared in Rattle, Whitefish Review, Off the Coast, Kestrel, Slipstream, American Journal of Nursing, The MacGuffin, Mezzo Cammin, and The Nation. She ran away from the hurricanes of South Florida to be surprised by the earthquakes and tornadoes of rural central Virginia, where she writes poetry and does fabric and paper art.

CRPS SUCKS!

CRPS SUCKS!

November is National CRPS Awareness Month, and November 7th  2016 is National Awareness Day. I wanted to share with you a little bit about CRPS and why awareness of this unknown disease is so very important. The problem is, I’m not…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

Life With An Invisible Illness

Life With An Invisible Illness

in·vis·i·ble adjective: unable to be seen; not visible to the eye  ill·ness noun: a disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind You might have heard the term around the internet, “Invisible Illness,” or maybe you haven’t. Basically, it’s…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

Fighting Gratitude

Fighting Gratitude

Dawn breaks into my bedroom like a baseball through a window. I am tired before I even get up, worn out from a game that has not yet begun. I manage the start well. I pack lunches, check emails, and schedule…

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Whitney Fleming

Whitney Fleming is a public relations consultant and freelance writer. She lives with her husband and three tween daughters in the Chicago suburbs. She is trying to break out of the mold of being a typical suburban mom despite that she is often seen driving her minivan around the to soccer tournaments or volunteering for the PTA. She blogs about parenting, relationships and w(h)ine at Playdates on Fridays, and is featured on sites such as Huffington Post, In the Powder Room, Scary Mommy, Club Mid and The Mighty, among others.