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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Member Spotlight: Meet Jillian

I love meeting other childhood and young adult cancer survivors because my fellow cancer survivors really “get” me.  They have been through so many of the same things I have been through.  They truly understand all the challenges that come with being a long-term cancer survivor.  Most of all, their …

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Sonya’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Sonya's Story (Lupus)

Purple Colored Sunglasses I walked with a pretty fast gait. I walked around others who couldn’t catch up to me. Rolled my eyes at those who were too slow. Cringed at the elderly who took too much time getting up the steps to the bus. I cringed at ANYONE who took too …

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Preparing for Surgery

Dealing with any disease is stressful and challenging. The doctors appointments, medications, and sick days are common fixtures in our lives. Unfortunately with endometriosis, surgery often happens more than once throughout a warrior’s lifetime with the disease. At this point, endometriosis can only be officially diagnosed through a diagnostic laparoscopy. …

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Where Does It Hurt?

Many people who suffer from not only Ankylosing Spondylitis, but also other autoimmune disorders are familiar with these four words. The problem with the question is that there is no simple answer. For me, my symptoms can change daily. For example, yesterday I couldn’t turn my neck, but today my …

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