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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

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.

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

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 , ...

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

Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven

New York, New York
Barbara Ficarra RN, BSN, MPA is an award-winning journalist, media broadcaster, media spokesperson, creator/executive producer/host of Health in 30 radio show which airs live Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, broadcasts on WRCR-AM 1300 and streams live online at Healthin30.com. Click the WRCR logo to listen live! Health in 30 is a 30-minute show that brings listeners the latest health...
Communities: Healthy Living

Philip

United States
I am a balding,overweight, middle aged man who has a mid girth,crisis.To compensate for this I go on adventures with my Mule called 'Addy'. Addy is not really a Mule but has two wheels.However there are similarities. He is expected to carry the weight of the world, my troubles, and expectations without complaint.Our adventures are featured in my principal blog 'Travels with my Mule'. I also...
Communities: Endurance Training

Patty B.

Granbury, Texas
I lost a kidney and have just recently found a path to take because a Doctor took the time to listen and realized I was not a hypochondriac or a big overly sensitive, stressed, depressed woman. (yes, lots of justified sarcasm). I was athletic, very lean and continued to stay fit by enjoying bike rides and playing recreational co-ed softball. However, when I started a family at 25, I had...
Goals: Lose weight