Throughout her journey with Lyme Disease, Haley has had a complicated relationship with her PICC lines. From multiple infections and trips to the ER to weird looks and comments — Haley had plenty of reasons to hate her PICC line. But she decided to view it as a "badge of honor" rather than something "to be embarrassed about" and wear it with pride.
Living with an illness that can make your stomach feel like its constantly on fire, cause extreme nausea and make you lose weight rapidly can be a very stressful experience. As a result, Caleigh has found a number of ways to stay occupied and positive, even when going through tough times health-wise.
Once we started seeing stories that cancer treatments were being postponed due to COVID, I completely lost my mind. I was petrified I would get a call one day telling me that my double mastectomy could not proceed as planned. And sure enough, one day, my phone rang, and it confirmed my fears.
Many of you have asked how to protect yourself from COVID-19 due to compromised immunity from chronic illness, or chemo treatment. We asked two of our clinical advisors what they are advising their patients.
"I would always say ‘I’m fine’ I would put on a brave face for my friends and family, but I wish I had told them. We interviewed 21-year-old college student Thomas about his battle with cancer. Midway through his cycles, he learned that he was going to need an additional two months of radiotherapy and surgery to remove the tumor.
"EDS has ravaged my body and my life in every conceivable way." Read Rachel's inspiring journey through chronic illness, her disorders, and how she didn't let it come in the way of her education and profession.
"For many months they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. I would vomit every time I ate. I couldn’t hold anything down, which led to malnutrition, fatigue, dizziness, and passing out." Read Kristy's inspiring journey!
"The typical POTS at-home treatments: compression socks, salt, electrolytes, small meals, and working out was not helping me." Read Ash's story of how they battle dysautonomia every day and chooses to be positive and grateful.
Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 10, singer and songwriter Ava shares her story, treatment, and medication. ALL occurs when a bone marrow cell develops errors in its DNA and is the mostcommon childhood cancer.
Someone that I love has cancer, what can I do? From tips for helping at home to making treatment easier, Danielle shares her experience and chooses to become a helpful voice for all those undergoing cancer.