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Stephanie S. Jewett

California
Stephanie Shore Jewett, RN, MBA I was born and raised in Iowa and I was very close to my grandparents. I believe nursing was always in my blood, as I would help my grand folks as they started to age. I noticed little things like limping carrying in the groceries, a dirtier house than normal, older food in the refrigerator, less than perfect hearing, hair turning grey, naps during the day, a...
Communities: Nursing

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

lcampbe79 Patient Expert

Phoenix, Arizona
I am a SAHM with two kids. I have a disease called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) and I have already gone through the recommended procedures to prevent it from turning into colon cancer. FAP will turn into colon cancer and both run in my family. My mom died of colon cancer in 1996, my brother was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2006 and my sister died of a weird form of FAP in...

cancerhat Patient Expert

Minneapolis, Minnesota
My name is Patty and I'm a person who hates wearing hats, both literally and figuratively. Now I will be wearing a caregivers cancer hat because my husband has cancer and I need to be strong for him. But I also need a place to vent, look for support and find strength. Hopefully, this blog will enable me to deal with the process and meet others who are going through a similar challenge....
Communities: Cancer

Patriciann

Stockton, California
I live in Stockton, California.  My husband died in 03 while I was still going through chemotherapy for advanced stage colon cancer.  He was my best of best friends and I still feel very much married to him even to this day.  I have been completely disabled with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome - CFIDS for the past thirteen years.  This illness has been far more...

k8ejohnson

Buna, Texas
Hello there! What can I say...I'm me.  I love to blog when I am in good spirits or bad ones. I dream of being a mommy! I dream of Heaven and getting to see my brother again. I dream of happiness for my family. I dream of a pain free life. I trust in God. I trust in His plans for me and my family. I don't always agree with those plans. Sometimes I yell at Him and I am angry with Him. BUT...

Drkensbattlewithkidneycancer

California
I am a retired physcian who has been battling kidney cancer for 7 years. I have had stage 4 (metastatic disease) since 2003. I am now medical director of Action to Cure Kidney Cancer (www.ackc.org). Our goal is to increase federal funding for kidney cancer research, to help patinets navigate the confusing world of cancer care, and to raise funds privately for direct grants to scientists ...
Communities: Biking, Cancer

lbruland

California
Hi my name is Lynn I am 51 yrs old I work at a ford dealership in the office I am divorced I have 3 grown sons 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter they all under the age of 5 they are my pride and joy,one of my sons is in a sgt in the Marine Corps and my daughter inlaw just finished bootcamp and schooling in the Marines so proud of their comment to protect our country. Six years ago I was diagnosed...

Molly Patient Expert

Portland, Oregon
In early 2005, I was 28 years old and just beginning to break into a career as an opera singer. I had received contracts for three main stage productions, a culmination of ten years of work toward my goal of making opera my life's work. I was at a turning point; these performances could make or break my budding career. One morning in March of that year, I woke, stood up, and passed out,...
Communities: General Medicine, Lupus

Brenda Coffee Health Maven

Boerne, Texas
The last 6 years I've had 10 breast cancer surgeries & 8 rounds of chemo. My father died of cancer when I was 13, my late husband died of cancer when I was 37 & I'm a cancer survivor. Check out http://www.BreastCancerSisterhood.com a survivorship resource for families. My BRENDA'S BLOG, a Top 10 Breast Cancer Blog, has been called "Sex & the City" meets breast cancer. I...