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casandrale

California
My name is casandrale,i am now 44.when i was 30 i was diagnosed with pachy meningitus ,i was the 66 person in the world with this..it made me paralysed but i have learned to walk all over again.to date i still have it plus i have had  kidney failure in the last year,and  Carotid body tumor that if i dont get the operation i will die because its wedged inbetween my main artery,my...

ruben a.

hayward, California

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....

HealthCrusader

Temple Hills, Maryland
Patrick Pete is an online entrepreneur and aspiring author who has a passion for health and fitness. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at 25, having an angioplasty and stent placed in one of his arteries and surviving prostate cancer. Patrick has dedicated himself to sharing his life experiences with others so that people without health issues don't get them and people with health...

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...

carolp2125

California
I am 63 and suffer from congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, perephial neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, diminished kidney function and have had a DVT. I take 9 meds plus Lantus. I am unable to exercise due to the neuropathy. (That's me in the blue dress in the pic.)

BeaneyJuneSue

Forest Hills, New York
Nomadic grandmother of 8 who likes to travel and live in other countries part time.  Learned to speak passable French and understand a bit of Italian after the age of 50 and am still studying French while living in France six months out of the year.   I joined this site for support.  I cannot take statin drugs because I suffered incredible muscle pain after taking them...
Goals: Lose weight

John D. Facebook

California
Am a full time Carer for my Parents, have health problems, just had the artery behind both Knees by-passed.due to them being weak.!! Have a great interest in Alternative Health Care, did courses as a sport massage,& Aromatherapy. Now researching & investigating in the area of Alternative Energy, Fuels, Health products, old and new craft skills. Have set up a website for...

SOC

California
I am a 62 year old  woman who has been happily married to my husband, Tom, for 40 years.  We have 3 children, and I have recently been diagnosed with calciphylaxis, a very uncommon disease.  Calciphylaxis usually shows up when one is experiencing renal failure (5th stage); however, I have never had kidney problems of any kind.  My dermatologist took a biopsy of lesions I have...

Mindi

United States
As a mother of two healthy, busy boys I was taken back when my third child was diagnosed with a soup of congenital heart defects (CHD) while still in utero. His conditions include: double inlet left ventricle (DILV), Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA), a large ASD which has now been modified to create a single atrium, pulmonary atresia, and dextrocardia. He has already undergone two open...
Communities: Children's Health