Living Mighty Well

3 tips to make Organization One Less Thing to Worry About

My name is Jess, and I am diagnosed with high-functioning anxiety disorder (HFAD). To break down why my specific diagnosis is different from generalized anxiety disorder, those who deal with HFAD on a daily basis are mentally programmed to focus heavily on details, overthink, and overanalyze. These behaviors and ways of thinking are often times thought of as a subconscious masking of our ...
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Learning to love your tube

My name is Gracie Gardner, and I'm 16 years old, living with Idiopathic Gastroparesis. Living with this disorder is definitely not easy to cope with. I’ve had a PICC line along with countless NJ tubes (Nasojejunal feeding tube) and several NG's (nasogastric tube). One of the most difficult aspects of having life-sustaining tubes stuck to your face is that it comes with a constant fear of ...
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How The Spoonie Community Taught Me to Love My Life, Myself & My Flaws

Katie shares how the spoonie community has not only given her love and support, but also the courage to open up about her battle with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease. She encourages all chronic illness fighters to overcome the fear of judgment and reveal their journeys to others. Read her blog below: ...
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President Trump’s 2018 Budget: What’s Getting Cut in the Health Department?

On May 23, the Trump administration released his full 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes that may be made to the United States federal government's spending.  Outrage from politicians, mayors, outside parties, and citizens followed the release of these plans.  According to the Washington Post, the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department, and the Agriculture ...
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Being Ill in Any Way Is Better When You Are Not Alone

 Jess shares how her "face-to-face" battle with mental illness has made her a stronger person. A few years ago, Jess would have told you, "my disorder has destroyed me." But after consciously confronting her illness head on and developing a caring support system, she no longer views her anxiety as a weakness, but as a strength. Read her blog below: ...
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PICC-ture Perfect with Covalon IV Clear™

Brittany has tried one too many dressing changes available for PICC line patients, but IV Clear™ from Covalon is the only one that has given her nothing but "clear picture perfect skin". Brittany shares her experience before and after using IV Clear™ because she knows the discomfort and pain that comes from using the wrong dressing change for your skin. If you are having issues yourself and want ...
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How My Business Helped My (and others') Lyme Disease

The journey nearly killed me before the disease could; daily I searched for purpose and happiness in the oddest of places. I was feeling more at home than ever in a hospital room, in Madison, Wisconsin, than at home in my bed, it seemed safe, I didn’t feel so alone. It began with a tick bite in Northern Wisconsin, July 3rd, 2010....
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My Search for a Diagnosis - and for the Support of the Doctors

Over the course of the last five months, as a mere teenager, I've been diagnosed with a number of new chronic illnesses: Dysautonomia (POTS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gastroparesis....
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