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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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4 Tips on Improving Your Academics With Chronic Illness

Keeping your grades up is a task that stresses college students out all over the world. It is especially difficult when dealing with an illness on top of all of your exams and assignments. Victoria spoke with us and shared some great tips on how to make school a little bit managable despite any illness you may have....
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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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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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The Difference a Dog Can Make When You're Chronically Ill

Did you know that some positive findings of interacting with a therapy dog include reduced levels of pain and anxiety? Therapy for chronic illness takes different shapes. Being chronically ill means that some days it becomes a challenge to complete the simplest task. Constant fatigue wears on an individual whether physically or psychologically, and a rush of hopelessness and frustration can ...
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Common Truths Those Who Have A Feeding Tube Wish Others Would Understand

A feeding tube isn’t a tool of convenience nor is it a sure sign that someone is terminally ill. A child doesn’t get a feeding tube because he or she is a picky eater, either, there are many underling factors. These are just a few common misconceptions people have when they see someone with a feeding tube. A feeding tube is a life-saving medical device that tends to make others uneasy. It’s OK to ...
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Your Mind Is a Powerful Tool: 6 Lessons for the Chronically Ill

 Having a chronic illness comes with a lot of information one often wishes to have known since the beginning of a medical diagnosis. “Toni Morrison said, ‘The function of freedom is to free someone else,’ and if you are no longer wracked or in bondage to a person or a way of life, tell your story. Risk freeing someone else. Not everyone will be glad that you did. Members of your family and other ...
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5 Ways to Stop Being Frustrated by Your Limitations

Hi, hello there! Have you ever watched the movie “Kill Bill 2”? Do you remember the scene in which Beatrix Kiddo desperately tries to wiggle her toes? Well, that is kind of what I go through… EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING!! As I mentioned in my last post, I have a chronic illness in my peripheral nerve system and it has affected my muscles too. Physically speaking, I do have some limitations; I can’t ...
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