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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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Brindle’s Story (Heart Disease)

At 20-years-old, I thought my life was over, and I feared if I went to bed that I wouldn’t wake up the next day. I had my whole life planned out. I was engaged to a wonderful man–we’re married now–and I had a wonderful career in the army and planned …

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Laura’s Story (Endometriosis)

I HAVE to write this, as I have found it very hard to find people in the same situation as myself. Endometriosis–you wouldn’t have guessed (well, I didn’t) that I had it. I have been on the pill since age sixteen and had two long-term boyfriends, so I have never really been off the …

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Adeline’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hello, fellow fighters! I was diagnosed in 2010 and have had multiple surgeries up until now. Throughout the years, I have had massive pain, fatigue and emotional distress. Having a massive fibroid removed in 2010 started my journey to learn more about this disease. Changing my diet has helped with …

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Lyndsey’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hello Ladies!!! I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was sixteen. Wow, sixteen years ago!!! It has been quite a battle. Multiple surgeries, many medications, a lot of suffering. Thankfully, I’ve had my family and friends’ support over the years and have found a man that loves me no matter what. …

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Merideth’s Story (Interstitial Cystitis)

My symptoms hit the boiling point in the fall of 2013. I woke up one Sunday morning, and as soon as I went to the bathroom, it became apparent that I was at the beginning of a urinary tract infection. I am very aware of what that feels like, since …

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Tammy’s Story (Ovarian Cancer)

What will you do when your life changes in the blink of an eye? When you’re facing the choice to live or to die? Will you stand up and fight, or lay there and cry? My name is Tammy. I was diagnosed on March 28, 2016, with stage 3C ovarian cancer. …

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Remeka’s Story (SMA Syndrome)

Sometime this year in July of 2016, I was diagnosed with SMA syndrome. After about 9 months to a year, or possibly longer, I finally had enough of feeling so sick and nauseated from the time I woke up til the time I went to sleep, vomiting here and there, dry heaving more …

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Pebbles’s Story (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Most of y’all know or have read about my journey with type 1 diabetes. Now I’ll tell you how my immune system screwed me over again with rheumatoid arthritis. In 2014, I started to have sharp pains in my wrists, finger joints, toe joints and elbows. Not even plain ibuprofen …

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Liette’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

The beginning of this year, my family and I received the worst news anyone could hear. I was one day shy of my 20th birthday when I was told I had cervical cancer. I’m very lucky I pushed and pushed to go to the hospital, because the doctor I was going to …

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Jazmine’s Story (Lupus)

My name is Jazmine. I live in Charlotte, NC, and I have been diagnosed with Lupus SLE. I am 22-years-old, and I was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 21 in July 2015. My mother was diagnosed with Lupus SLE 10 years prior to my diagnosis, so when I …

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Jeri Ann’s Story (Endometrial Cancer)

Hello everyone, greetings from Georgia! My name is Jeri Ann Banks, and I was diagnosed with Endometrial/Uterine cancer (stage 3C1) in May of 2016. So far, I have had three chemo treatments, surgery, and will have 35 sessions of radiation and three more chemo treatments before the end of this year. …

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