Having a Rare Disease is Hard Enough Without Having to Worry About Swallowing Medications

Having a Rare Disease is Hard Enough Without Having to Worry About Swallowing Medications

February 28, 2022 is Rare Disease Day!

According to rarediseaseday.org, rare diseases impact more than 300-million people worldwide. By raising awareness, those with rare diseases are hoping to work towards equity in social opportunity, healthcare, and access to diagnosis and therapies.

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2022 … Help Me Out! I Can’t Squeeze into My Pants and I’m Choking on My Weight Loss Supplements!

2022 … Help Me Out! I Can’t Squeeze into My Pants and I’m Choking on My Weight Loss Supplements!

Let’s face it, the past couple of years have been hard and have led to a number of challenges. I don’t know about you, but my biggest challenge is getting rid of the weight I put on. I mean, what was there to do while being stuck at home … workout or sit in front of the TV and eat? I opted for sitting around and eating. And when things opened back up, I was so set in my routine of sitting around and eating, that I kept doing it. Not the smartest decision 🤦‍♀️.

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‘Tis the Season for Family, Friends, Food, Parties … and Anxiety!

‘Tis the Season for Family, Friends, Food, Parties … and Anxiety!

“Happy Holidays,” I say with a Cheshire Cat grin plastered on my face while internally just wanting to crawl into bed and sleep until January 2nd.

For most people the holidays are all about spending time with and celebrating family and friends. For others, the holidays can be extremely stressful as they juggle the end of the year work commitments, holiday parties, their children’s holiday events, buying gifts, making holiday dinners and more. For me, the holidays used to be fun but also stressful as my parents ran around getting ready to host family but now it’s a sad time of year, a time when I lost my mom, and the holidays are a reminder of that loss.

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In the Fight Against Breast Cancer, You Shouldn’t Also Have to Fight to Swallow Your Pain Pills

Due to privacy rights, this is not the actual patient.

In the Fight Against Breast Cancer, You Shouldn’t Also Have to Fight to Swallow Your Pain Pills

July 2021: “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but your mother has breast cancer. It’s a very rare type of breast cancer and I suggest we start treatments immediately.”
August 2021: Mother undergoes double mastectomy.
September 2021: Chemotherapy treatments begin.

This is how the past few months have gone for one of my coworker’s friends. Her friend’s life was jolted when she learned of her mother’s diagnosis. Nothing can prepare you for hearing that news, and nothing can prepare you for what happens next.

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Getting Older is Hard Enough Without Worrying About How to Take Your Medicine

Getting Older is Hard Enough Without Worrying About How to Take Your Medicine

Let’s face it, we are all getting older. It’s inevitable. No matter how healthy you are, how hard you try to stay in shape and eat a healthy diet, you can’t stop aging. While 50 may be the new 40 and 40 the new 30, the hands of time keep on ticking.

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I Want to Help My Baby, but I Gag and Almost Throw Up Every Time I Try to Take My Prenatal Vitamins

I Want to Help My Baby, but I Gag and Almost Throw Up Every Time I Try to Take My Prenatal Vitamins

I’m pregnant! Can you believe it?!? I cannot begin to describe to you the feelings I had when I found out I was pregnant. Pure elation only touches the surface of my feelings of joy. Of course, those happy feelings were also coupled with fear, anxiety, and being overwhelmed; but even with those fears, nothing made me happier, and I found myself becoming very protective of my unborn baby.

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