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Don’t Romanticize the Fact That I’m Dying

The latest buzz on the internet is a new television show called Red Band Society. I’ve read a few reviews of the show that were written by chronically or terminally ill teens who had watched the pilot. Their reviews made me worried that chronic or terminally illnesses wouldn’t be portrayed …

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Update From Becca

Hi everyone, Sorry I haven’t updated lately! I had to have the battery of my pacemaker/defibulator replaced and there were a lot of complications that came with it. Once they had put me under with sedation, I had a huge asthma attack that lasted for 3 to 4 hours. And …

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Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover

I have heard a lot of comments throughout my 19 years of living with a Congenital Heart Defect and life threatening lung disease called Pulmonary Hypertension. Many of which have had to do with my scar or the way my voice sounds. A few times in elementary and middle school; …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and your…teeth?

I’ve mentioned before that Rheumatoid Arthritis is a systemic disease. This means that it affects much more than just the joints. It affects major organ systems as well. Nowhere is this more clear than in the correlation between RA and incidences of heart disease. Scientists are still unsure about why …

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