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Miranda Macfarlane
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What do zebra stripes and a weekly needle habit have to do with each other? Visit me at needlintobenormal.com to find out! #primaryimmunodeficiency #zebrastrong #chronicillness
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If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll remember that my last semester started off with being unable to get my infusion for three weeks and then coming down with whooping cough. Needless to say I was hoping for things to go a bit smoother this…
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Happy New Year! I feel like I’m expected to write like “a year in review” kind of post today, but I’m not feelin it. Instead I’m gunna talk about migraines; migraines are on my mind as I just emerged from a nasty 72 hour period of  head-crunching,…
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So this week I have reached approximately 100 days since I contracted Whooping Cough! I was sort of hoping that when I reached the 100th day all symptoms would magically disappear, but unfortunately it’s been a bit more complicated than that. Last…
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Hydration is key for Ig infusions, whether you’re doing IVIG of SCIG. I’ve learned this the hard way over the years. Once, I didn’t hydrate well enough before IVIG and my blood pressure plummeted so badly in response to the medicine that I almost ended up…
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Something kind of surprising that I’ve had several people tell me since I started this blog is that it has been “eye opening.” I guess that’s strange to me because, well, it’s nothing new for me. I sometimes forget that I’m a zebra living in a world of…
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Migraines in kids and teens are more common than you think, but they rarely look like they do in adults. I started having migraines when I was 16 and it took a while for them to figure out what was going on. What’s more, a lot of the drugs used to treat…
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Ok people are you ready for this? Today I’m going to share with you my nightly stretching routine. A combo of yoga and physical therapy stretches, it’s taken me years to hone to perfection. I do it every night before I go to bed; it helps me sleep better…
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Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t really fun being stuck sick at home–especially if it happens frequently. Here are fifteen of my favorite shows that help me get through sick days. Psych Psych is the best. A mixture of clever crime solving and…
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I’ve been coughing for about six weeks now and in that time my two year old niece (who I live with) has developed a fool-proof treatment plan for Aunty’s whooping cough. Treatment 1: Back Pats The first and most important part of treating a loved one’s…
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