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Test Results

I think sometimes people think that getting test results back as anything but normal is a bad thing. Which, if you’re healthy, I suppose it is. 550 more words

Health

Weekly roundup

I’m into the second week of my staycation and so far there hasn’t been one iota of holidaying going on.  They say it’s a good job you can’t see into the future and they’re right because if I’d known how this week was going to pan out I would have stopped in bed with the duvet over my head.  1,563 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

No Child Should Have to Hurt Like This

One of the hardest things about the past 11 years battling chronic pancreatitis – harder than the gut wrenching pain, the nausea, the inability to eat without setting off a chain reaction of symptoms – is the loneliness. 506 more words

Chronic Illness

Life Interrupted Part 3: A New Normal

As my disease progressed and my symptoms worsened, I became a “frequent flyer” at the ER – the term some ER staff use to refer to patients they believe are drug seekers. 1,101 more words

Chronic Illness

Life Interrupted Part 2: Down the Rabbit Hole

By late fall 2005, my physical symptoms began to dramatically affect my day-to-day life. I couldn’t continue to tell myself it was just stress or that I was “run down.” I began my quest in earnest to discover what was happening inside my body. 851 more words

Chronic Illness

ChronicBabe: living a kick-ass life despite chronic illness

by Carolyn Thomas  ♥  @HeartSisters

I first heard about the work of patient/advocate/blogger Jenni Grover Prokopy (pictured at left*) years ago when, coincidentally, we were each named by… 1,488 more words

Living With Heart Disease

Weekly roundup

As regular readers will know, when my parents became ill I found myself working 7 days a week.  I was either trying to keep my own home going or keep theirs going and it was killing me.  461 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder