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Laura Anderson
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Cholestasis: the emotional rollercoaster
In honor of ICP Awareness Day. Even normal pregnancies are fraught with many emotions. There's the emotions surrounding the transition: excitement and nervousness. Then there are the emotions about going through pregnancy itself: Ee! I'm going to have a bab...
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Weekly Check-in: Coming out of the fog?
Physically: Zzzzzzzz....Livia has not been sleeping well. At all. We don't know why. Argh. But even when she does sleep well enough, I have insomnia. Grr.  Emotionally: Feeling slightly better...maybe? I haven't felt quite as foggy in the head despite my sl...
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ICP Warrior
I am an ICP Warrior. Two times over. What does that mean? I had Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (or simply, cholestasis) twice. ICP is a rare liver disorder (1 in 1000 pregnancies in the United States) where bile production is slowed down or stopped, ...
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Checking in
I've been thinking, and I am going to start doing weekly check-ins about how I'm feeling physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You know, be accountable of sorts...and so people don't worry too much about me (are people worrying about me? Shut up anxiety...
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Dear Kristen Bell, can we be friends?
You just came out with your own battle with depression and anxiety, and you have the crippling fear of people not liking you. I thought I was the only one! True, you say that you compensate by being bubbly and fun. I compensate by acting like I don't give a...
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Show me the miracle!
I had some very kind messages after my last post, and I thank all of you for them. They mean a great deal. By some miracle, I am getting regular appointments! True, I am still on the cancellation list, but enough people are "graduating" (in the secretary's ...
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Critical
I have finally gone back to therapy, after close to two years. My therapist had been wondering about me. That's why I like her--I'm not just a number. She never forgot me! She did a follow-up anxiety assessment. When I started seeing her a few years ago, my...
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