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Christina B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

earth, Washington
I am just this woman with six kids, a big dog and a great husband. I stay home and am going to school next year...crazy? I also happen to be a brain tumor survivor, I have MS and have had a "female" issues.

Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Albuquerque, New Mexico
I'm a 35 year old mother and wife living with cancer. My two oldest children and I were diagnosed six years ago with MEN2a and Medullary Thyroid Cancer. At the time I was also diagnosed with Metastatic Medullary Thyroid Cancer and Pheochromocytomas (adrenal tumors). Everything since then has been one very loopy rollercoaster ride.

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

Momgoingcrazy

Pennsylvania
I was a happy, 28 year old, mother of two and nursing student, when my husband found a lump in my breast. I knew that I should get it checked, but decided I was too busy and didn't have the time to deal with it. Three months later, just after graduation, I finally made an appointment. Although my doctor felt it was probably nothing, he sent me for testing. Those tests revealed that I had a 6 cm...
Communities: Breast Cancer

xoxomarebear Patient Expert

Memphis, Tennessee
I am a contrarian, lawyer, problem child, Philly Eagles fan, amateur blogger, genius and Mama. I am a first-time parent, together with my beloved Husbatron, thrown into trial by fire learning to parent a child with a brain tumor in an inpatient hospital environment. My goals are to further my own knowledge of brain tumors generally but specifically Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors. When my...
Communities: Cancer

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 , ...

D

California
I have known about my meningioma for about 3 years...I am the one who asked my osteopath...who is the one doctor I trust, and is the one who usually takes care of my headaches, until they get beyond him and he kicks me back out into the cold cruel world of "neurologists" and the idiots that reign therein.  Meds, especially pain meds, and I don't get along...which is funny,...

Ashley's Mom Patient Expert

California
Ashley's Mom (Deborah), once a police officer, is now a computer professional who balances her work life and her very busy home life as the single parent of four unique children. Deborah's  birth son, Chip, is 18 years old and will be going off to college in the Fall of 2009. When Chip was 5 years old, Deborah adopted her daughter, Ashley. Ashley, now 14years old, was born 14 weeks...

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....

Julie S. Patient Expert

Panama City, Florida
The Brain Tumor Journal blog (braintumorjournal.blogspot.com) is my mother's story of her 30+ years of experiences associated with meningioma brain tumors . She wrote her story to help others that face the same challenges and disabilities that she faced. She wrote this journal over a period of years between about 1988-1995 before the advent of user friendly blogs. The original title was "I...
Communities: General Medicine