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Blog: Living Mighty Well

Meet Friend in the Fight, Calyx Duff: A Phlebotomist with Lupus

In this Friends in the Fight Series, we feature amazing warriors from around the world who have experienced health setbacks. They share with us their challenges and triumphs to inspire fellow Friends in the Fight. This month we are featuring Calyx Duff, a 26-year old phlebotomist with Lupus who loves to travel the world. ...
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5 Poems to Help You Stay Strong When You're Sick of Being Sick

Sick of being sick is a vicious and toxic rut that a lot of people - with or without chronic illness - go through, yet do not talk about. It’s the elephant in the room; that thing that people expect to just go away and dismiss, hoping it was just a phase....
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Meet Mighty Fighter, Betti Grab: Vascular Access Specialist of 25 Years with Atypical Anemia

In this Mighty Fighter Series, we feature amazing warriors from around the world who have experienced health setbacks. They share with us their challenges and triumphs to inspire fellow Mighty Fighters. This month we are featuring Betti Grab, a 25-year Vascular Access Specialist. ...
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The Guilt My Mom Faced When I Was Diagnosed with Chronic Lyme

When I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme, I remember leaving my appointment in tears. I wasn’t sure if I was crying because I finally had an answer after all of those years of uncertainty, or because I knew that I had a long road towards recovery....
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What to Do When Your Insurance Doesn't Cover Your Treatments

Have you recently discovered that you have a chronic illness, or know someone who has? Despite all the changes and challenges you’re going through, you’re comforted - even for just a little bit - with the fact that you have health insurance. Only to find out later, that your insurance won’t cover some of your medicine or supplies, like long-term PICC line use....
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6 Tips to Help You Speak Up to Healthcare Professionals About Your Health

Do you feel uncomfortable being completely honest with your doctor or any healthcare professional you encounter? I felt the same way when I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme. I felt like it was rude to call out a healthcare professional if I thought they did something wrong, or to disagree with my doctor if they said something that didn’t align with what I truly felt.  ...
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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits When You Have Short Bowel Syndrome

Short bowel syndrome (SBS) can be a completely debilitating condition, affecting thousands of families every year. If you have short bowel syndrome and are no longer able to work, Social Security disability benefits may be available for you and your family. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers financial resources for people in need who are unable to work and earn gainful income. ...
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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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