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Coping

Have you ever on a bad day just gone into auto pilot? You start having this almost out of body experience where you feel like you’re watching everyone from the other side of a window.  You numb yourself; you can’t feel anymore, you can’t think, you are totally emotionless. This …

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After Happily Ever After

Do you ever wonder what happens after happily ever after? Maybe because I’m a writer I think beyond the end of the perfect story. Like what happened to Cinderella after she married Prince Charming? Where did the evil stepmother and step sisters go? Did they all make up? The questions …

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No, I’m Not Pregnant!

Yes, I know that “When are you due?” can be extremely painful for anyone who is not pregnant… But to a 30 year old woman who can’t have any more children, and has Ascites from a failing liver, it is heartbreaking. Of all of the symptoms I had, from constant …

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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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Winding Up AS

Have you ever watched a child play with a jack-in-the-box? You see them slowly wind the handle. As the music plays they begin to giggle in anticipation of the clown that is about to appear, and then suddenly…POP! The child has a look of surprise as if they didn’t know …

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My Distraction

Baby Boy was born on 1st April 2012 at 10.10am weighing 3.3kg (7lb 4oz) after a very quick birth! I am a very proud mummy. My oldest has taken quite well to being a big brother, although there is sometimes some jealousy when I feed him. Generally though, he has …

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April is Donate Life Awareness Month!!

This month is very special to me, after all organ donation has saved my life two times now! I am one of the lucky ones. There were just over 28,500 transplants in 2011 and I was one of them, but there are still over 113,000 still waiting. Those are men, …

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Women with Mesothelioma Cancer

Because mesothelioma is mostly diagnosed in people who worked in factories, power plants, auto repair facilities or in other similar industrial jobsites, it has a reputation as a “man’s disease”. And to a great extent, this is true. Mesothelioma affects three to four times more men than women, according to …

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