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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...
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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....

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.

TheParaplegicChef

United States
My name is Megan and I am The Paraplegic Chef. I'm 24 years old, and my spinal cord was injured in an ATV accident in November 2007 at age 22. My passion in life is to spread Spinal Cord Injury Awareness anyway that I can, and also be a friend to any others who are injured and just need someone to listen. I was a chef before my accident, and when I became wheelchair bound I didn't let that...

Wend B

Chaska, Minnesota
I have 4 kids, I am currently working on Social Security Disabilty (finally at the court hearing level). I have been married for 14 1/2 years. My family has a plethora of genetic disorders. I have Arnold Chiari Malformation type I, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Tethered Cord Syndrome, in 2001 I had a small stroke that I have fully recovered from, and now have a 1.8cm aneurysm on my right kidney....

Gracie

Chandler, Arizona
HI. I am a 49 yr old mother of 2 grown children. Diagnosed with MS in 1997. I have been treated with Betaseron and other medications.  I also have severe spine issues. 7 herniations, 1 compression fracture and bone spurs in the C spine pressing into my spinal cord. I have upper spinal stenosis as well.  With just these given issues, my days are found challenging myself to keep reaching...

wheeliegirl

Crewe, United Kingdom
I am a 43 year old single Mum from Cheshire,England.I have Idiopathic Intercranial Hypertension & Aquired Chiari Malformation(from having an LP shunt which also caused scaring to my spinal cord.)Due to complications from neurosurgery I lost the feeling to my left leg so use a wheelchair or crutches for around the house.

kardeb

York, Pennsylvania
48 years old; former insurance executive; unemployed for 1 1/2 yrs. due to opioid side effects; have wife and two children 16 and 14 years of age. Have had Peripheral Neuropathy ( most likely autoimmune driven) for 9 years and have been in constant pain since. Want desperately to discontinue opioid therapy. Been to Johns-Hopkins, Hershey Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospital in...

TOUCANCAN

WESTON, Florida
I AM FORTUNATE FOR HAVING A GOOD HEALTHY HEART, BOTH PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY.  HOWEVER, I AM CURRENTLY RECOVERING FROM A TRAGIC AUTO ACCIDENT.  THE IMPACT WAS TRAUMATIC AS I SUFFERED A SPINAL CORD INJURY..  YOU CAN IMAGINE MY SHOCK WHEN I WOKE UP IN THE HOSPITAL AS A QUADRIPLEGIC AND I WAS INFORMED THAT I MIGHT NEVER WALK OR USE MY HANDS AGAIN.  SINCE THEN I HAVE...