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Journey to fibro

Journey to fibro

I started having pain in my feet at the age of 5, I remember going on a road trip when I was six years old to go get checked at a children's hospital in Quebec. They deemed my condition at the time to be growing pains, my parents did not question it any further. From...

My spoonie journey

My spoonie journey

In november 2017 I got a gastroscopy that showed there was a strange mass/tumor on my esophagus, between the trachea and my heart. I have had increasing pain in this area for several years but my GP kept telling me it was heartburn, so I took heartburn medication for...

Recognizing Victories

Recognizing Victories

I am a wife to a loving husband and a mother of two amazing teenagers. I didn't reach that story easily. My son was born in 2003 at 32 weeks gestation due to Toxemia and HELLP Syndrome. He spent 22 days in NICU before coming home at 4 lbs. I was diagnosed with...

Tearable but not rippable

Tearable but not rippable

I was diagnosed with 'Crohn's Disease with Crohn's Colitis', a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) on September 1, 2013. I was 20 and about to begin the final year of my undergraduate degree. I recovered within months, and all was well again. It was my relapse...

Feel Something, Say Something

Feel Something, Say Something

I come from a hyper-stoic Polish family by way of Chicago. You. Do. Not. Complain. Period. So decades of “potty problems” bred inattentiveness in class, crappy (NPI) grades and therefore a 3rd rate secondary education. That amounted to jobs I could manage as opposed...

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