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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

John Hatten

San Francisco, California
My motto is "Let's Get To Work!" (cognitively, emotionally and vocationally); I go full out to help my clients reach for their maximum potential. Through my 20+ years working to help people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other cognitive issues, I’ve learned many invaluable lessons on cognitive recovery, including the cognitive, emotional and vocational aspects. I excel...

Tom Weidig

United States
On my blog TheStutteringBrain, I am looking into stuttering and critically review the latest research and treatment approaches. I also try to actively contribute, especially on statistical issues. I have been stuttering from 3 onwards, and did several therapies without long-term success on fluency, except that I do not care much anymore (but still feel the handicap) and talk about my handicap...
Communities: Brain Health

Dawne Long

California
I am 40 yrs old. I was diagnoised with lupus (SLE)1 yr ago. Since then lesions have been found in my lungs and in my inner part of my brain. I just resently just started an oral treatment.  But have not really got any answers from the doctors, and there is alot of them, about the severity of my condition. The meds have cleared up my skin and made my muscles feel better. but now i cant sleep...

COCKTAILDIZEAZ

Live Oak, Texas
Hi, my name is Erica and I live in San Antonio, TX. This blog is a mixture of personal experience and advice/guidance on what I've learned through reading, doctors, forums, etc. Hope you enjoy yourself and stay well! I feel as if I am a cocktail of pain, never know which body part is going to hurt at any given time. Possible Disorders: Fibromyalgia, Reynaud's Syndrome, Chiari Malformation....

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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

Tina M. Health Maven

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
 I am married and between us we have four children ages 11-6 ( two boys and two girls!)  I was diagnosed in 2006 with Progressive-Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis and in 2008 with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It does make life rather challenging at times especially with four children, but for the most part I don't let it slow me down. Don't get me wrong I have my down days or weeks even,...

Twee75

Chicago, Illinois
I am a student studying Clinical Social Work and Leadership at DePaul University School for New Learning.  I also have the honor of being a part of a one-of-a-kind program in the nation for those with health challenges.  The program, the Chronic Illness Initiative (the CII) allows individuals like me to earn a higher education despite obstacles presented by chronic...

Indiaalice

Asheville, North Carolina
Hi!  I'm disabled but staying positive constantly searching for ways to feel better and get my life back.  I was a very successful Computer Programmer/Analyst before I started getting ill in 1995.  I gave up working in 2000 and just was approved for disability in 2009.  It was a long hard road.  I was homeless before finally getting approved and have lived in some very...

Jackie

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 I am a 42 year old female from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My biggest thing in life so far was having had a ( thankfully benign ) meningioma brain tumour diagnosed in 1998. You can read my experience of getting one and getting rid of it. Except in my case, "the getting rid of it" part was only temporary, a recurrence two years later rendered me living with paralysis ( lower right...