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Aquatic Therapy

Here’re The Conditions You Can Treat With Aquatic Therapy Have you ever relied on aquatic therapy to cure your pain and restore function? Well, if you haven’t done that so far, you must do that now onward. An integral part of physical therapy, aquatic therapy is one of the most trusted techniques for defeating a[…]

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Maximize Your Physical Therapy

Maximize Your Physical Therapy Physical therapy is not only an ideal treatment for subsiding the pain that stems from injuries to muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, bones, and nerves, but it’s equally helpful for managing the pain that’s caused by conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and a spinal tumor. It’s one of the most effective ways[…]

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Journaling #20MinuteTopics

#20MinuteTopics For each day of November, The Chronically Awesome Foundation has asked our friends and members to participate in a writing exercise called #20MinuteTopics. We have asked that you write for 20 minutes a day. We do not care what the topic is, just write. Many of us who are Chronically Awesome are already writers[…]

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Is This Really Happening To Me?

Is This Really Happening To Me? By Monica Radtke Do you sit in the doctor wondering if all of this is really happening to me? For most of us with chronic conditions (or any patient for that matter), any medical appointment(s) are usually a (1) note-bringing and taking opportunity, (2) anxiety moment from beginning to[…]

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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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An Art Kit and A Smiling Face

An Art Kit And A Smiling Face To encourage you, our Chronically Awesome Community, to reach out to chronically ill children to not only bring joy to their lives but to bring happiness to your life that will make you more Chronically Awesome, we have created our art kit program. Philanthropy is something that alleviates[…]

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Monica Radtke, Forever Fibromyalgia

Welcome to the Forever Fibromyalgia Chronically Awesome Blog from Monica Radtke My name is Monica Radtke. Welcome to Forever Fibromyalgia, my Chronically Awesome Blog. Let me tell you about myself. I am 47 years old and have lived in Minnesota my entire life. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in September of 2007. I deal with[…]

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Preston Is Truly One Of A Kind

  Preston Is Truly One Of A Kind A disorder is considered rare when fewer than 200,000 people in the United States has the condition. Some of us with rare disorders go to the emergency room when something goes wrong, it is after office hours and we do not have a choice, but when we[…]

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Rare Disease Day: Emi’s Courage

 Emi’s Courage When we receive letters from the parents of children with chronic and often rare diseases, the first thing parents tell us is about the strength and courage their children have. When we learned of Emi’s courage we knew we were learning about someone special. Jules daughter had a rare disorder and has often[…]