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One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact

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Why I include chai tea in my total nutrition plan

***Sometime in early 2009, I discovered a wonderful beverage – chai tea.***  Well, some might be thinking something like, “What took you so long?”  I admit that although I have consumed a tremendous amount of iced tea over my life … Continue reading

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Be a Survivor!! Continue to live your life!!

Since 2008, I have survived the following: Stage IV melanoma including four surgeries and high dose interferon Paraneoplastic neurological syndrome with steroid treatments, IVIG and nearly three years of Cytoxan therapy Severe weakness that began with left drop foot and ascended to … Continue reading

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Okay now, what’s this heart thing again?

Shortly after recovering from the pulmonary embolism, that shortness of breath thing started happening again.  I thought to myself that surely I couldn’t be having heart problems again.  But sure enough, with every physical exertion came shortness of breath and … Continue reading

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Now What? Pulmonary Embolism!

Just after completing my rehabilitation from the onset of transverse myelitis, another medical emergency struck.  I was walking with a friend from my office to lunch one Monday afternoon when a sharp pain in my chest doubled me over.  I … Continue reading

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I Have a FACEBOOK PAGE too!

I thought I would put a link to my Facebook page on my blog as well.  I am told that some people who only see my blog may not know about what I post on Facebook.  The Facebook page includes … Continue reading

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Heart Attack? But I Have Melanoma!

After the cancer had come back and I knew that I had Stage IV melanoma, it was a stressful time.  However, I was determined to continue to fight the disease. ***My oncologist and I had started looking at clinical trials … Continue reading

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