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The 3rd Gene Rumbling in TSC Has Been Silenced

The TS Alliance alerted me to a very interesting research finding as of late.  I have mentioned this rare disease of mine a few times, but it is basically a genetic disorder that causes benign tumors on several of the body’s organs.   295 more words

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China’s first womb transplant: Mother donates uterus to her daughter

China made history on November 20, as the county’s first womb transplant was carried out successfully on a 22-year-old woman with a uterus donated by her mother. 358 more words


Grateful patient gives back in honor of her ‘new life’ after transplant

When she was 22, Michelle Mastropolo learned she had polycystic kidney disease, an incurable genetic disease that took the lives of her mother and then her brother. 470 more words


365 Days of Thankfulness - Day 25

Well, I’ve missed another few days.  Everday blogging is not an easy venture!  It seems like it would be easy, but it really isn’t.  I’m going to try to make this quick so I get it posted as every time I leave a post partially written, I never get back to it, so I now have a bunch of drafts…so, completion is the goal! 224 more words


To Tat Or Not To Tat?

I think I surprised a few people at my last appointment. I asked about getting a tattoo as the appointment was winding down. I had wanted one for years, & thought maybe during the period that I was finally off the immunosuppressant I could maybe get one safely. 448 more words

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I should have been thankful.

With Thanksgiving coming up this week I want to point out a few things I wasn’t, but should have been, thankful for last year. My goal here is to help myself, and maybe a few others, think of some of the small things we take for granted and be truly thankful this holiday season. 411 more words