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Joan Elizabeth
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A Health Update
It's been six months since I last updated my blog so this will be just an update post. I did not even do a year in review for 206, probably because of the last two months being so rough on our country I could not bring myself to think about it. Since I left...

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Why the ACA (aka Obamacare) Matters
This may be the only place I refrain from talking about politics, which my friends and family can vouch for as most of them are very close to unfriending me on Facebook due to my seemingly never ending post on Facebook about the current political happenings...

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When You Know Your Body Best
Anyone with a chronic illness can probably tell you they know their body better than any medical professional. To say that is true is an understatement. Look at me, I probably knew at age 16 or 17 I had an AI disease but it took years for doctors to catch o...

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A Little Rant About the Past Couple Weeks...
There is a lot I have to write about here. I defiantly need to post a recap of the Global Genes Summit I went to a couple weeks ago but I am waiting for some things on that to come together. Since then my life has been a little hectic to say the least. I ca...

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Preparing to Fly with Complex Medical Issues
One of the most stressful things to do is travelling, now add some needles, medical liquids, and a suppressed immune system to that and flying goes from stressful to down right scary. As I prepare to fly to the rare patient advocacy summit taking place this...

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Be Brave Playlist
One of my coping mechanisms for dealing with chronic illness is music. Not playing it or singing thankfully for those around me but just listening. Here is some of my favorite songs to listen to in doctor's offices, the hospital. or just when I am strugglin...

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The Missing Pen Cap
I am not sure where I am going with this blog post but it will probably end up being a warning to all of those people who bite off more than you can chew like me. I also just need to try to calm my mind that feels like it is going a million miles a minute, ...

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College and Chronic Illness: Talking to your Professors
Another title for this post could be learn from my mistakes. My freshman year I did not inform my professors of my chronic illnesses until I am in the ER and could not make the deadline for two papers or to the respective classes the next day my first semes...

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College and Chronic Illness: I am on Campus, Now What?
The first few days after moving in can be overwhelming for any college student but having a chronic illness can take it to a whole new level. Here are some tips to make your first couple weeks on campus successful- Set up your medication at a close to campu...

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A Pre Move In Check List for Chronically Ill Students
As I embark on my senior year in just a few weeks I realize I have almost made it. At this point in my life of balancing being a typical college student and battling for my health every day I feel uniquely qualified to advice incoming freshman on how to do ...
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