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Beautiful Disguise

Those of us with chronic mental or physical illness are constantly living in a world of pretend, well at least to the extent that we not only hide our pain from others but also hide the pain from ourselves. I’ve been struggling with Lyme disease and multiple co-infections since age 10 and finally received a diagnosis of neurological Lyme Disease last summer at age 20, the same diagnosis as my ...
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Finding The Good In Bad With Illness

As most people know, it can often be difficult to look on the bright side and stay positive. This is especially true when battling an illness. Luckily, there are people out there that help inspire others every day to keep pushing. Our new friend, Maddie, was kind enough to share her story with us on how she remains positive despite her battle....
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The Biggest Lessons Bipolar Disorder Has Taught Me

About ten months ago, Gina was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1. With this disorder came along symptoms that can be defined as positive. These positive symptoms included creativity, a good work ethic, the ability to multitask, and being the "life of the party". On the other hand, negative symptoms also ensued: mania, depression, eventual bursts of anger, and more.   The depression drained a ...
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CHRONICALLY ILL & "Superpowered"

Its hard enough to start and build a company. Its nearly impossible if you have to battle chronic illness everyday - unless you have amazing Superpowers. Meet Emily Levy, the founder of Mighty Well. And chronic Lyme Disease patient. Her daily treatment needs required a PICC line in her arm that needs constant protection, leading her to start a company to make better, more stylish apparel and ...
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The Truth About Living with an Invisible Illness

Oftentimes, we are taught from a young age that when we feel sick or injured, we need to be able to point out exactly where there is pain, to show where we need help. We are trained that injuries need to be seen for treatment. For those suffering from invisible injuries and illnesses, that is a luxury of understanding and immediate empathy not received. I learned this firsthand many years ago ...
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Spoonie Stories: Coming to Terms With Your Disability

February 22, 2015 | Lian Najami: Haifa, Israel It all started eight years ago; I was running on the track when I was no longer able to lift my knees high enough. I couldn’t understand what was wrong with me, what had happened to my body, or why, all of the sudden, I started losing my balance. I scheduled a meeting with a doctor, more specifically, a neurologist. He admitted me to the hospital, a ...
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10 Things To Know When Someone In Your Life Has Lyme

So someone you know is sick with Lyme disease. It could be a friend, a family member, a significant other or just an acquaintance. Whoever it is, you’ve got some questions.  Or maybe you don’t, but you want a better idea of what the heck is going on. This entry will hopefully offer some explanation, and can probably be applied to a variety of chronic illnesses. Whether you or a loved one has been ...
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Spoonie Stories: Advocating for People with Disabilities

Miranda has 68 formal diagnoses including Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Dysautonomia, POTS, MCAD and Gastroparesis. Here is her story.Miranda has 68 formal diagnoses including Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Dysautonomia, POTS, MCAD and Gastroparesis. Here is her story....
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