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Fall Fitness

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Change is inevitable as we (reluctantly, if summer lovers) move into the fall season. In addition to the changing color of the leaves, is the changing dynamic of our lives. This inescapable change in nature can have a direct effect on health and fitness if not prepared. Without the extended, …

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Nancy’s Story (Bipolar Disorder)

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At age 17, I had my first of many manic episodes. The symptoms were promptly subdued with anti-psychotic medicine (because that is what the doctors saw, therefore that was what they treated). Never mind that I had extrapyramidal symptoms (arms drawn up like a kangaroo, stiffness in the joints, coating …

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Casey’s Story (Colon Cancer)

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I was diagnosed with colon cancer in October 2014, at the age of 34. I had been having lower back pain for a few months but ignored that and other warning signs my body was trying to give me. My friends and family finally urged me to go to the …

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Elizabeth’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I’ve always been a healthy person. I work out regularly, hold a full-time job as a customer service person, and I am the mother of 3 amazing kids. I eat well with the occasional treat and overall, I lead a well-balanced lifestyle. My two oldest children, my sons, are from …

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Monica’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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After years of not getting a mammogram, I decided I had to start looking out for me. I ended up at the doctor with chest pain. To get the mammogram results I had to have a regular physician. I’m so lucky I chose the one I did: She made all …

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Paula’s Story (Thyroid Cancer)

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In 2012, while having an MRI of my neck and spine, two tiny nodules were discovered on my otherwise healthy thyroid. After a biopsy was indeterminate, I had surgery to remove the right half of my thyroid.  Pathology confirmed the nodules were malignant papillary thyroid cancer, so the other half …

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Erin’s Story (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma)

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Every cancer survivor’s story is beautiful, and this one is mine. My joy in life is being the wife of a fireman for 23 years, a mom of 3 kids who are all active-duty military members (1 ARMY, 2 MARINES), and a full-time ER Nurse. In 2017, after several attempts …

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