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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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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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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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Lyme Lyfe as a College Student

College is supposed to be this period of transition from school to the working life - a step closer to self-reliance. There are so many expectations, hopes, and fears attached to this experience. However, when Lyme comes barging into your life at this particular point, it is very easy for all of these hopes and expectations to change dramatically. I've met a lot of college students that are ...
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Lyme Through Sarah's Eyes

Hi, my name is Sarah, I'm 14 years old, and this is my story. My health issues started back in third grade when I began having really bad headaches which kept me from doing a lot of the activities I was involved in at the time like dancing, swimming, and gymnastics. My parents took me to a few doctors to try and figure out why I was having these headaches. No one could figure out why they were ...
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Christina's 3 Tips For Keeping Your PICC Dry in the Shower

Christina Doherty is probably one of the “illest” people I’ve spoken to! From handling EDS and its symptoms while blogging on a weekly basis, to designing her own jewelry and paintings, this woman is a real superhero! Christina posts videos on YouTube that she wishes she had when she was first diagnosed with EDS as well as videos about what a normal day for an EDS patient looks like. Since the ...
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