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4 Strong and Successful Women Who Have Lyme

When we think of celebrities who star in movies and grace the red carpet, we never imagine them bedridden or weak from an illness like Lyme. ...
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Accepting the Bad Days with Chronic Illness

 Life with chronic illness can be hard, isolating, and brutal at times. This doesn’t mean that our lives are any less fulfilling, just that we have more bumps in the road....
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4 Ways to Enjoy Dating When You Have a Chronic Illness

It's Valentine's Day! A day you're may or may not be dreading. While most of your friends are off to a romantic dinner date, you might stay home and think that this holiday is not for you. A lot of my friends have certainly told me this!  ...
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5 Light Workload Jobs Spoonies Can Do Online to Earn Extra Income

According to American Community Survey, “3.7 million employees now work from home at least half the time.” There are tons of benefits - for both employers and employees - in working remotely. It is especially a blessing for spoonies like us who have a few challenges in working in a traditional office. Since there are days that you won’t be feeling well or days that you’re in treatment, you want ...
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Inspiring Teenager With EDS Shares What It Means to Be Truly "Mighty"

I stood in front of an audience of 50 preparing to share my story. Despite the familiar faces, I was still scared. But I became more and more confident as I kept talking.  I have been through so much this past year. This was the first time that I truly learned the meaning of the word “mighty.”...
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Why You Should Never Be Afraid to Speak Up to Your Doctor and Get a Second Opinion

  In early January, I was struck down with one of the worst pains I have ever felt in my life. I spent all day on the couch holding my stomach in pain. I could barely move. I’m somewhat known for being stubborn and decided to “tough it out.” I went to work the next day and was sent straight to the doctors that afternoon by concerned co-workers. Once we got to the hospital, we ran some tests, and ...
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7 Things Not To Do With a PICC Line

Having a PICC line on your upper arm is no fun, but you can still manage tasks you need to accomplish without complications. A PICC line should not hinder you from the normal activities you enjoy. It takes a lot of getting used to, but it is worth it. So many people wonder how to care and maintain it. It could be tough wearing this piece of catheter for most of us. To be more comfortable with ...
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4 Best Products to Make the First Few Weeks With A PICC Line Easier

Everyone has a different experience with their first PICC Line. There is, however, one thing that almost every patient has gone through and that is the uncomfortable first few weeks. While there are several tricks and ways to manage living with one, below are four of the best products to use with your PICC Line to make the first few weeks a little bit easier....
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