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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened Feature
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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened
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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus
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What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus

What is it like to live with lupus? In this post, I’m going to share what it was like to be in the depths of my sickness with lupus. I’ll paint a picture of what it was like to be incredibly, chronically ill.

Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
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Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can occur, often without symptoms or warning, even after a total hysterectomy with ovaries removed.

How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy
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How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

When I was 21 I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness. I was told I had Crohn's disease—an autoimmune disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tract, leading to severe pain and fatigue (just to name a few of the downsides).

Why I Chose to Freeze My Eggs
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Why I Chose to Freeze My Eggs

A woman's choice to freeze her eggs is very personal and reasons and results vary. Here is one woman's story about her experience freezing her eggs for a future pregnancy.

Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation
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Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation

Is there a right time to go all in or is moderation always the answer?

These Sisters Share Everything—Except the BRCA2 Gene Mutation
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These Sisters Share Everything—Except the BRCA2 Gene Mutation

Sisters Jenny Wikoff, 39, and Julie Buchanan, 37, have done everything together since their childhood in New Jersey. But three years ago, their paths diverged when Jenny tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation.

What I Want You to Know About Living with Endometriosis
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What I Want You to Know About Living with Endometriosis

I looked perfectly healthy on the outside and I was always ready with a fake smile. Inside, all I felt was despair swallowing me whole.

Positive Thinking Did Not Heal My Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Treatment Did.
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Positive Thinking Did Not Heal My Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Treatment Did.

Hope and positivity did not treat my PMAD. Instead, treatment restored my hope and positivity.

I'm Letting Myself Shed Tears for My Pain, and That's Okay
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I'm Letting Myself Shed Tears for My Pain, and That's Okay

It's been six years since my suicide attempt. And I'm letting myself shed tears about it now.

My Journey From Mom to Caregiver
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My Journey From Mom to Caregiver

I never thought my daughter would have cancer. Here is our journey.

Overcoming the Fear of Having Another Baby After Postpartum Depression
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Overcoming the Fear of Having Another Baby After Postpartum Depression

I watched other new moms bonding with their infants saying it was the best thing that ever happened to them. To me it felt like the worst. But that’s now how my story ends.

How I Discovered Gratitude While Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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How I Discovered Gratitude While Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

When you think about life with inflammatory bowel disease, are you able to think beyond the pain and suffering and feel grateful?

I Have Lived with Chronic Migraine for 38 Years
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I Have Lived with Chronic Migraine for 38 Years

I am 40 years old and have lived with migraine attacks since my childhood. But it has not defeated me.

A Letter to My 21-year-old, Newly Diagnosed With Crohn's Self–From 13 Years in the Future
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A Letter to My 21-year-old, Newly Diagnosed With Crohn's Self–From 13 Years in the Future

Parenthood is daunting, no matter what, especially your first time around. Throw in an unpredictable, often debilitating condition and tackling the role is even more challenging.

How Endometriosis Changed My Marriage
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How Endometriosis Changed My Marriage

I got diagnosed with Endometriosis at 22 right when our lives together were beginning, right at the starting line.

How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job
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How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job

Being disabled is a full-time job. The amount of time it takes to stay on top of your health and keeping up with paperwork while feeling the worst you ever have in your life is all-consuming.