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rymeaintacryme

pleasanton, California
22 Year Old Bay Area Resident, recently had a total colectomy done due to ulcerative colitis and takedown surgery, this is my experience with the battle of ulcerative colitis and what it has done to my life for the better and for the worse. This is my tale straight from the gut.

director59

ORLANDO, Florida
I was diagnosed with COPD in 2008, although I have had symptoms od the disease for 12 years. I also have Crohns Disease, Glaucoma and had had a Total Colectomy after 27 surgeries. I am on LTOT, but my O2 Sats arew still low.I hsve no energy and have to use a wheelchair for going distances.I am currently on SSDI. but I hope to find a work @ home job
Communities: COPD & Emphysema

eatspinlive Health Maven

Wichita Falls, Texas
  Hi, I’m Amanda! Welcome to Eat, Spin, Live! I am a 22 year old girl living in Texas with a passion for nutrition, healthy eating, staying active, and living life to the fullest! I just graduated from college with by Bachelors of Science in Psychology and am currently working towards my Masters in General Counseling! I love helping people in any way that I possibly can...
Communities: Dance, Triathlon, Exercise , ...

Erica and Chris .. Health Maven

Georgetown, Texas
Erica Stauffer My childhood was filled with country meadows, strife, and lessons that have both benefited me and haunted me during my adult life. I grew up in a family of 6, among them two sisters and a brother. Although we fought like cats and dogs, I love them all and am a better person today for having grown up with them. I have struggled with depression and anxiety since the age of 15 and...

mzeatright Patient ExpertHealth Maven

California
Save yourself NOW!! And DON"T GET DEAD!! There are simple lifestyle choices you can make to reduce your risk of a pending health crisis....there is HOPE! .....should be in the newspaper headlines!! Being a student of nutritional studies for over 20 years on a self driven course leads to one thing...to only find that "prevention" is the true cure and panacea of our day! The...

Barbara Keddy Health Maven

Canada
I have lived with fibromyalgia for about 40 years. I live in a coastal city in Eastern Canada subjected to dampness and difficult weather conditions which aggravate fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I experience chronic pain and like most women who are often not believed I wonder at the audacity of those who think that since fibromyalgia is not visible it does not exist. Ah!...
Communities: Fibromyalgia

Arkayeff

United States
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1997, and after cycles of remission and flare underwent a colectomy in 2009. This blog describes my journey from just before the colectomy.
Communities: Crohns & Colitis

davidmistytanner

albuquerque, New Mexico
I have Familial Adenomatous Polyposis with a colectomy in 2006. I am married with an almost 6 year old son who we have not had genetic testing done on.
Communities: Digestive Health

Julie M.

Birmingham, Alabama
I have always been somewhere between a size 8-10. Fortunatly I am fairly tall so I have always carried my weight well and looked smaller than I really was...UNTIL 2005. I started againing weight and havent stopped. I weight 260lbs. I feel ugly, depressed, embarrased. Im 31 and its very hard to find clothes in my size that arent suitable for the elderly...I am miserable and have been for...

Gypsea N. Facebook

Stone Harbor, New Jersey
An ex OR nurse..turned high risk L/D at top hospital for 2 years... quit nursing....( don't always think they are the nicest bunch!) studied Forensics..then went back to my original major in Psych. Did Child adol. lockdown..now work for the States largest Lockdown facility in charge of an all male chronic ward..which leaves me here...this free time s/p spinal surgery due to Psych Code Blue....