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Feb 11

February 11, 2016

How I Fought To Be A Better Mom

I know everyone thinks their kid is the best, I do. But if you just knew my oldest, I’m certain you’d agree.   He’s such a ridiculously good kid.   This is not something I feel I can take much credit for, as the fiber of Hayden’s being has always been inherently good.   He delights in celebrating people, loving extravagantly,... Read more

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Jan 21

January 21, 2016

The Journey to Finding Help

I have hereditary Fibromyalgia, but for most of my life, I didn’t know that.  I had been to many doctors. None of them knew what was wrong. I presented with different symptoms at different times, but one thing remained the same— I was always in pain. I have had numerous hospital stays, and terribly painful tests run to no avail.... Read more

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Jan 18

January 18, 2016

When its “All in Your Head”

You’ve been battling soul-crushing symptoms for months now. Desperate for relief, and terrified of the answers you’ve somehow managed to wait the agonizing three months it’s taken to see the specialist your primary care physician referred you to. After a battery of painful, expensive and frightening tests, it’s time to go over the results. The specialist looks you in the eye... Read more

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Jan 13

January 13, 2016

Fighting With the Chronically Ill

Anita I remember the first time I heard about chronic illness. Although I didn’t fully understand what chronic illness was or had never even heard the term, my first memory of it was called fibromyalgia and it sunk teeth deep into my mother in law’s body. She was very energetic. She was accustomed and happy to do everything in and... Read more

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Sep 28

September 28, 2015

Hope In the Waiting- Searching for a Diagnosis

Maybe it started with a strange tingle in your hand or a pressing fatigue that could never be satisfied. It could have been that deep knowing that something was wrong that set you off. However it began, now you find yourself in the waiting. Like so many others, you’ve been to countless doctors and clinics searching for answers, only to... Read more

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