No Limits for Loving Someone With Chronic Illness

One of the wonderful powers that illness has it that it blurs all of that into the background and brings to light the things that are truly the most important; the love we have for one another.

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It Wasn’t Supposed To Be Me

Doctors told my parents one day they hoped they could save kids like my brother and me, but for now, they didn’t have the funds or tools needed to provide us with treatment options, much less a cure.

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Pain is Real. But so is Hope.

I’m going to start of by saying that my life has never been such a rollercoaster until it hit 2017. I had so much passion, dreams, aspirations on what my future would be like and they’d be no persuading me otherwise. Cooking, baking, painting, hanging with friends (in...

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Knowing When to Ask for Help

It’s so easy to focus on your physical health – after all, that’s “what’s clearly wrong.” But failing to take into account your mental health can have long-term consequences.

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How to Tackle Hard Conversations

Here are a few ideas that you can use when tackling hard conversations with people you care about, or to point your family/friends to so that they can better communicate with you:

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Take Care of Your Caregiver!

It’s so important for people with chronic illness to take the time to engage in activities that bring them joy. However, the population that often gets less attention are the wonderful people who take care of us in our times of need.

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His Sugar Level is Over 600!

For me, one of the side effects of the prednisone I took after my heart transplant was diabetes…and I ended up finding that out the hard way.

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What My Last Relapse Taught Me

Climbing to the highest point of health and wellness takes a tremendous amount of effort and just as you take a deep breath to enjoy the view you crash quickly to the bottom again.

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Why My Scar is Beautiful

The scar has become a part of me, a metaphorical tattoo that reminds me of my strength and the endless possibilities that life has to offer.

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The Post-Cancer Existential Crisis

Now I worry about normal college student things like my grades, friends, and boys. However, these things will never be “normal” for me, because I carry around a different perspective than most of my peers. I know what real problems can look like.

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A Change of Heart

After the initial shock passed over, I started to get worried and freaked out a little. I mean, it’s a NEW HEART! That’s kind of a big deal…

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