Disease, Illness & Conditions
Living With Dysautonomia: Tips for Survival
Dysautonomia wreaks havoc on the autonomic system, causing life-altering symptoms. I’ve become accustomed to using different methods to live with these symptoms. I hope these tips for living with Dysautonomia will help someone going through this horrible illness.
Surviving Endometrial Cancer
Four months ago, my world was turned upside down. I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I beat it and met hundreds of women who are fighting this fight. Hopefully, this article will provide valuable information for those who find themselves diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
Treatment for My Sebaceous Cyst
In April 2021, I had a big sebaceous cyst removed from my upper back area. In this article, I first explain what a sebaceous cyst is. I then explain my cyst's early growth, diagnosis, and final removal by a surgeon in Thailand.
Why Am I So Bad With Names? and Other Questions of the Prosopagnosic
Prosopagnosia, also called face blindness, is a neurological disorder that makes it difficult (or impossible) to recognize faces. This article will demystify the disorder from a factual perspective and also explore the strange experiences that many prosopagnosics encounter daily.
How I Learned to Control My Diabetes
I have type 2 diabetes and have had it for five years now. This is my story of how I “cured” my condition with dietary changes. Also, when I say cured, my doctor described it as cured by diet control. Diabetes does not have an actual cure.
I Survived Covid-19: How My Faith Helped Guide Me
Our entire household—my wife and four children—tested positive for COVID-19. I had a serious case. I was hospitalized for a week. In the end, I recovered, and the hospital staff gave me a clap out on the day I was wheeled out. By the grace of God, I survived.
Covid-19 Positive: Sick and Quarantined—What Happens Now?
I'm sharing my illness experience to help others prepare for home quarantine and symptom management in the event of COVID-19 infection.
Zuska's Disease and Recurrent Breast Abscesses: My Experience
Here you will find information about breast abscess and treatment options. I have had over 400 breast abscesses.
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome: My Experience With This Eye Condition
Here is a patient's experience of pigment dispersion syndrome, which includes causes, treatment options, and day-to-day management tips for this unusual eye disorder.
My Experience With a Combined Vitrectomy and Cataract Surgery
This is about my experience having combined cataract surgery and a vitrectomy after having lost sight in the central vision of my left eye.
My Review of the IMAK Compression Eye Pillow (Weighted Eye Mask)
My honest and unsponsored review of the IMAK Compression Eye Pillow (a weighted eye mask). I will discuss my personal experiences with the mask and how I use it.
What Does It Feel Like to Get Tested for COVID-19?
Everyone is concerned about COVID-19, so testing is certain to be a priority for many people. Well, here's what it's like to be tested.
How My Husband's Stroke Impacted My Life and Marriage
This is my devastating story of the impact my husband's stroke had on my life. We have been married for 28 years.
My Review of Cyxus Blue Light Filtering Glasses (How I Reduce Digital Eye Strain)
This is my honest and unsponsored review of Cyxus blue light blocking glasses. It is also an honest account of how I use them to reduce digital eye strain at work and at home.
Safety Tips for Staying Healthy When Your Immune System Is Compromised
I have a kidney transplant and just turned 74. I manage myself, my foods, and my activities so that I feel I am able to get the most out of every day. COVID-19 is a challenge, but common sense is what will help everyone.
One Possible Sign of Colon Cancer Your Doctor Might Miss
Knowing about this change in your body that piggybacks another symptom may save lives.
Seeking a Holistic Cure for Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless Legs Syndrome is cruel, but I am determined to work with my body to find ways to manage it holistically. These are some of the things I have discovered.
Do I Have a Sun Allergy (Photosensitivity) or Is It Prickly Heat?
Do you get an itchy rash after being in the sun? Are you sensitive to the sun? Do you spend most of your sunny days bathed in the shadows? If so, you might want to read about prickly heat and PMLE.
My Journey of Finding out I Have Cancer
I am going to try and share my story of being diagnosed with cancer from the beginning—with updates as I continue this journey. I really hope that this can, in some way, help someone deal with what they are currently going through.
Parkinson's Disease: The Alien in My Brain
After working in the medical industry for over 38 years I was exposed to all sorts of communicable blood-borne diseases. After all those exposures I got the one disease I never thought I would have: Parkinson's Disease. It's not contagious, but it is like an alien being has taken over my brain.
My Mom Has Breast Cancer: What Should I Do?
If your mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer, there's a good chance you're feeling scared, confused, and depressed. Here's what I learned about handling life when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2019.
Questions About the Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) Diagnosis
Sometimes PMR is hard to diagnose. Many have to persist—through scores of tests, misdiagnoses, misinformation, and lack of knowledge—to find out what's wrong with them. This article is to help newly diagnosed PMR sufferers understand what is happening to them and know what to ask their doctors.
I Don't Want to Take Prednisone for PMR: Are Corticosteroids Necessary?
If you've just been diagnosed with PMR and feel leery of taking prednisone, this article will list the pros and cons of choosing to use steroids and the effectiveness of other PMR treatments to help you see the larger picture.
6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer
Getting diagnosed with cancer an be a great shock to the system. These are some of the things I wish I knew when I was diagnosed with cancer.
What It’s Like to Live With Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type 3
If a friend or loved one suffers from Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, this article can help you understand what it feels like to walk a mile in their shoes.
Have Sleep Apnea? How About a CPAP (Crazy, Pulsating, Annoying Paraphernalia)?
My fear of dying outweighs the annoyance my CPAP machine provides so I choose to force air up my nose each night. Apparently, looking like Hannibal Lecter of the night isn't scaring my dogs off!
High Blood Pressure May Affect Unrelated Health Issues
Unchecked hypertension may be the reason other medical issues cannot be resolved.