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Tips For Living The Port Life

 Hey, there! My name is Aubrey Winkle and I am a senior at UT in Austin. I have Lyme Disease and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and as a result, have a Port for my treatments. I do 4 hours of IV infusions every day through my Port. I have had my port for about 8 months now and it has become such a part of my life I barely even notice it anymore. I know it may seem like a big ...
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PICC Line vs. Port: Important Facts to Know Before Making a Decision

Is it time to decide which medical device is right for you? There are a lot of reasons why patients may need to get a peripheral catheter inserted. Sometimes patients are given the option to choose between a PICC line and a Port, but before making your big decision, it's important to know the facts about both medical devices....
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Health is Wealth

Crystal shares why she won't allow her illness and medical devices to limit her life. She finds strength in suffering and aims to inspire other chronic illness patients to keep fighting too! Read her blog below:...
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My Illness may have my body, but it does not have me

"Chronic illness is one of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to go through in my life. It often feels nearly impossible to wake up every morning and continue the fight. There have been so many times throughout my journey where I didn't want to fight anymore, wanted to give into my illness-- let my body win."...
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LymeLight: How Lyme Affected my High-School Experience

Do you think high-school can sometimes be a burdensome experience for teenagers? Try adding Lyme into the mix. Recently, we had the pleasure of hearing from Christina Womble, a Lyme Warrior from Connecticut who has been suffering from an undiagnosed case of this disease for more than a decade, and yet was only accurately diagnosed last year! Does this sound familiar? Christina has shared part of ...
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