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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Angie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal breast cancer at 32 years old on January 25, 2013, after my first mammogram 2 weeks earlier (my first chance since I quit nursing 3 months prior!). My mom was diagnosed at 32 in the ’90s, and she died at 45 from a recurrence. …

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Sydney’s Story (Gastroparesis)

I started having digestive problems the summer before I began high school. It started off with a minor upset tummy every time I ate and grew over time. With celiac disease in the family, my first instinct was to eliminate gluten and get tested. When this came back negative, we proceeded …

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Nicole’s Story (Endometriosis)

I feel a little guilty sharing my story because I have read about so many others who have been struggling their entire lives. I almost made it to 41 before my life was affected by Endometriosis. Everything up until then was fine, no health problems. Then one day, I woke …

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Laurien’s Story (Endometriosis)

I was diagnosed with endometriosis a couple of months ago, when I was 19. I’m sharing my story because I want others to know that they’re not alone. I know how painful endometriosis can be, and I know that some people won’t understand what you’re going through. Yes, we look …

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