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jeann

California
My real name is Jean, and I am a female, age 56.  I live in northeast Ohio, and I am interested in art, writing, nature, animal rights and health care rights.  Since 2001, I have been getting progressively disabed, with trouble walking, and muscle pain and stiffness, caused by exertion.  My first symptom was severe pain and stiffness in my sacroiliac area, that spread up my spine...

Isaura

Montreal, Canada
A single 46 year old, I was diagnosed with colon cancer in September 2008. First surgery was for removal of 1 foot of colon, second surgery cancer had spread to ovary. Started chemo therapy in February did a round of 12 treatments, presently awaiting scans. Today after 2 months since last chemo, living with a couple of side effects, numbness and pain in both hands and feet. It's called...
Communities: Cancer, Depression, Menopause

Namrita Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Atlanta, Georgia
Namrita O'Dea is co-owner of based in Atlanta, GA. She helps triathletes, runners, cyclists and other athletes reach their nutrition and performance goals. She has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1998) and is currently finishing up her Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at Georgia State University where she was recently named "Outstanding...
Communities: Biking

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

robs723 Patient Expert

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hey Everyone!  Hey Everyone, 26 year old female, thyriod cancer and law school survivor, currently on a mission to take control over my life, starting with my health and fitness, here!  I blog about my life with thyroid cancer, in particular the challenges of being a young adult cancer survivor.  I'm here to help share my story, promote some dialogue, and learn from...

BeaneyJuneSue

Forest Hills, New York
Nomadic grandmother of 8 who likes to travel and live in other countries part time.  Learned to speak passable French and understand a bit of Italian after the age of 50 and am still studying French while living in France six months out of the year.   I joined this site for support.  I cannot take statin drugs because I suffered incredible muscle pain after taking them...
Goals: Lose weight

Kim F. Patient Expert

North East, Pennsylvania
Somewhere around November 18th or 19th of 2007, I started feeling what I thought were Carpal Tunnel symptoms in my right hand. The symptoms included: tingling of my fingers, numbness, and I was having trouble typing. I went out and bought wrist guards, and things designed to help CT patients. The symptoms continued for about two weeks and I promised I?d visit the doctor after Thanksgiving....

Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Hopatcong, New Jersey
I have been suffering with Migraine disease since I was 13 years old. I went undiagnosed until I was about 24, when my Migraines got out of control. I found a wonderful site and forum, My Migraine Connection, where I met with one of the top patient advocates in the country, Miss Teri Robert. I read her book, Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches and it changed my life. I now have the...

Dr. William D. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Cardiology
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cardiologist and author of the book, Track Your Plaque: The only heart disease prevention program that shows how the new CT heart scans can be used to detect, track, and control coronary plaque. I discuss unique and effective ways to view heart disease and health, with a focus on nutrition, nutritional supplements, better ways to uncover risk for heart disease, heart disease reversal, and...
Communities: General Medicine

Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
New York, New York
I am a licensed Clinicial Psychologist with specialized training in mood and anxiety conditions. I often treat individuals, couples, and families with a "here and now approach" to address their difficulties, as opposed to focusing on issues from childhood or subconscious conflicts. Short-term therapy (approximately 15 sessions or less) can be very helpful in many cases, and sometimes...
Communities: Mental Health