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3 Ways Cancer Can Impact Someone’s Mental Health

3 Ways Cancer Can Impact Someone’s Mental Health By Cara Tompot, The Mesothelioma Center. Originally posted on HuffPost “You Have Cancer” Imagine being told that all the things you plan, all the moments you hope to have and all the achievements you aspire to may not happen. That’s what it is like when you hear[…]

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8 Self-Care Tips For Cancer Survivors

8 Self-Care Tips For Cancer Survivors by Cara T. – The Mesothelioma Center by Cara T. – The Mesothelioma Center 8 Self-Care Tips For Cancer Survivors While the first few months after a cancer diagnosis typically is the most challenging, there is a different struggle that comes further down the line in cancer survivorship. Instead[…]

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PAIN MANAGEMENT AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

  Pain Management And The Opioid Epidemic by Jules Shapiro Unless you have been under a rock, you know that war has been declared on the use, more specifically, the abuse of opioid medications. You probably are also aware that this nation has a staggering number of citizens living with the burden of chronic pain.[…]

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Health Care: Astonish The World

Astonish The World It has taken me longer than I wished to write you this thank you note. This love letter. This is a small token to you for the great feat you accomplished. You managed to astonish the world. We have been busy, all of us in the Chronically Awesome world. Life was turned upside down.[…]

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Misdiagnosed With Addiction by Patti

My Life With Chronic Pain After Being Misdiagnosed With Addiction By Patti A. I am writing this article from the perspective of being a patient who has a Chronic Pain Condition as well as having an unwarranted, Doctor imposed label of “Addiction”. What no one seems to really understand is that my Chronic Pain Condition is[…]

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Ellie: Gifts I Didn’t Ask For

Gifts I Didn’t Ask For (This blog by Ellie turned into a gift that I was not expecting. When you get to the end, her words will inspire you to look at your life as its Chronically Awesome gifts.) I meet the awesomely cool Jules Shapiro, founder and executive director of the Chronically Awesome Foundation[…]

Ellie: I Just Want To Be Seen

I Just Want To Be Seen A Guest Blog by Ellie I Googled invisible illness. I know what they are. I live with them every day, but I wanted to see what the internet had to say about them. The internet offers up a basic and obvious definition – a chronic health condition with no[…]

WhatTheJules 30 Things #SeeTheInvisible

This week the theme of Invisible Illness Week is SeeThe Invisible. Here are  30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness 1. The illnesses I live with are: Bipolar Disorder and it’s associated drawbacks, EDS and the degrading joint and tissue disorders that occur over time with the disease, PTSD, I am a nearly[…]

United Advocacy Australia Invisible Illness Week 30 Things

Thank you to United Advocacy Australia for sharing your Invisible Illness Week “30 Things” Meme with The Chronically Awesome Foundation. Read the original post here.   1.The illness‘ I live with are: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, General Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Migraines, Temporomandibular joint Disorder, I also have Hypertension and GERD 2.I was[…]