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Sarah Patient Expert

California
I was recently diagnosed from MRI with what appeared to be a low grade astrocytoma brain tumor but when I had my craniotomy and it was sent to pathology, it was discovered it was a Ganglioglioma brain tumor. This is my story...
Communities: Cancer

Liz B.

California
Hi. My name is Liz and I have brain cancer. This blog acts as my personal journal/communication forum/cancer soap box. I like interacting with cancer survivors (if you're alive you're a survivor), caregivers, people in the medical community, and those who are just curious and wonder what this brain cancer business is all about. Tumor type: Glioma Grade: II, Astrocytoma with gemistocytic...

LadyVroom

Oakland, California
I'm a 30-something professional woman who's mother & brother were both diagnosed with Grade 3Astrocytoma tumors within about a week of each other. My mother's tumor is in her brain, and my brother's tumor is in his spinal cord, causing him to lose feeling in his arms & legs. These writings are about my experiences dealing with them, coping, loving them, loving myself, and living my...
Communities: Skiing, Hockey, Yoga , ...

Jennifer Balboni Health Maven

Aptos, California
I'm a healthy, vibrant and joyful person who owns a Pilates & Gyrotonic studio near the beach in Santa Cruz CA. Never having been sick in my life, I was shocked to find a lump in my right breast in June 2008 and was diagnosed with Stage 1 Grade 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I had a lumpectomy in June 2008 and the aggressive cancer spread to lymph nodes requiring a second surgery in...
Communities: Breast Cancer

Spirited Lady Living Health MavenFacebook

Coeur d Alene, Idaho
I suffered from and eating disorder for many years. My intention now is to become an eating disorder recovery coach. Here is a short story of my journey. My ed started in about 4th or 5th grade after another one of our moves. I started spending all my allowance on candy and stashing it in my room. I also started playing sick from school so I could stay home and eat while everyone was gone....
Communities: Eating Disorders
Goals: Eat healthy

Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven

Las Vegas, Nevada
I specialize in Family Medicine & Geriatrics. While the latter focuses on care of the elderly, the former encompasses the life cycle from cradle-to-grave and womb-to-tomb, regardless of sex or age. But I practice medicine with a twist - I don't settle for good enough. How often do you hear that from your physician - "it's good enough". But good enough for what? Sure, a...

Strapples Patient Expert

Palatine, Illinois
I was born on August 8th 1991. Two or more weeks premature. I spent the first three and a half years of my life in a Romanian orphanage, on the third year one of the caretakers attempted to kill me by throwing me down the stairs for complaining that she was stealing food. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury with skull fracture. I remember waking up in the hospital. Because of the premature birth...

Jennifer Nordin Patient ExpertHealth Maven

United States
Hello, my name is Jennifer Nordin. I am a massage/aromatherapy practitioner with 10 years experience and the owner of At Peace Therapeutic Massage, a wellness studio for women in Hudson, Wisconsin. My blog ,Oils For Wellness, provides practical information, tips, and personal consultation for the use of pure, therapeutic and medicinal grade essential oils to help you achieve greater wellness....

davidelliot

Whitianga, New Zealand
My Story   I was taken to hospital mid December 2007 aged 45 due to having a grand mal seizure or fit. CT scan confirmed our fears of a brain tumour, 2.5 cm in the left parietal lobe.   I had previously experienced a few discreet episodes of having difficulty talking and reading and the tumour was located in the part of my brain used for language.  The tumour was on the...
Communities: Cancer

Kandi

North Babylon, New York
I am a 28 year old Female who was once very athletic. I am 5' 9" and about 235lbs. I danced in my godmothers dance studio from kindergarten to about the 8th grade. In 6th grade I also started playing basketball and played throughout high school. I also swam regularly at the local YMCA although did not compete. I am the mother of two boys ages 12 and 13. I now suffer from chronic back pain,...