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Lorelee’s Fight Like a Girl Story (PCOS)

Finally getting a diagnosis. I started my period in 8th grade at age 13. It did its thing, then a couple of months later, I got my second one. From age 13 to now, age 31, my periods were never consistent. My weight fluctuated in high school between 150-180 lbs. I …

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Emma’s Fight Like a Girl Story (PCOS)

It all started during my teenage years, around the age of 15. My periods were never regular. They came maybe once every couple of months and lasted more than usual, sometimes a full month. So after a trip to the doctor’s, they prescribed me a contraceptive pill to help regulate …

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Ericka’s Fight Like a Girl Story (PCOS)

I was diagnosed with PCOS on February 22, 2017. This is a day I will never forget. Like most girls, I began my cycle at 11 years old. When my periods first started, they were extremely heavy. From that point on, unlike my sisters, who received the monthly gift every 28 …

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Lindsey’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Endometriosis)

First of all, if you don’t know what endometriosis is, please click the following link to educate yourself before continuing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endometriosis The decision to write my story down came from the time I spent reading other people’s stories when I was first diagnosed. It was like my own little support group. …

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Robyn’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Epilepsy)

Hi! My name is Robyn, and I’m an epileptic from Maryland, and this is my story. My story begins on the evening of December 30th, 2015. I was going into the kitchen, and then face-planted between the kitchen and the family room. Apparently I’d had a seizure, but don’t remember …

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Penny’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My annual November mammo showed nothing. In December, we moved halfway across the U.S., away from our kids and our families, for employment. In February, while unpacking, I hit myself with a box and later felt a lump. Thinking it was a blood clot, I had it checked out. Again, …

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Pebbles’s Story (Lymph Node Removal)

Close call–that is what I like to call it. My brush with breast cancer all started with a mammogram. It was 2014, and I had been living with type 1 diabetes for 5 years. I knew I needed to take charge of my health after both of my parents died from …

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Elena’s Story (PCOS)

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome at age 16. My case was as bad as it gets. I wasn’t able to menstruate at all… ever. I am now ovulating and menstruating every month. My cycle ranges from 23 to 40 days. My body hasn’t yet begun running “like clockwork,” …

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Stephanie’s Story (Chiari Malformation)

Stephany Moudy

Hi, my name is Stephanie. I was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari Malformation 2 years ago, due to real bad migraines. A few months ago, I started getting dizzy. My legs and arms go numb, I have blurred vision, depression, and anxiety. My shoulders hurt, and my face feels numb at times. …

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Jade’s Story (Kidney Failure)

Jade Caty

Hi! I’m Jade, your typical 18-year-old with just one difference. I was diagnosed with kidney failure, May 2016, actually a week after my birthday and the same week of my high school graduation. Crazy, right? I was a healthy child growing up. This disease hit me out of nowhere. How …

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Daniela’s Story (Thyroid Cancer)

Teal, Purple, and Pink Ribbon

My name is Daniela. I’m 34. About two months ago, I found a lump in my throat, just above my collar bone. Cancer has touched my family in the worst way. My oldest brother died at age 28, after fighting bravely for 2 years. Oddly, finding this lump didn’t scare …

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Angel’s Story (PCOS)

I would like to tell you all about my battle with PCOS. First of all, I want to say this has completely been ruining my life for years. I’ve had battles with weight loss and irregular periods from the time I was 11 to 14, but that was because I …

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Katie’s Story (Lupus)

I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE in January 2016. I am nearing the end of year one, and and what a year it has been. Like most of you, I had been seeing doctors for over a year prior to being diagnosed. Test after test, lab after lab, and they …

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Nancy’s Story (RSD)

Hi, My name is Nancy, and I live with–I don’t say suffer–RSD. I had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery, which triggered RSD, back in 2001. The one thing never mentioned to me. I found out real quick just what RSD was. It’s a terrible, life-changing disease. I’ve had nerve blocks through …

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