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Jul 24

I have Celiac Disease. Which is an auto immune disorder. When I eat gluten (wheat, barley, rye, malt and some oats.) my body attacks itself. For a long time I was told it is in my head and anxiety.
Feb 18

I’m now 25 but two years ago I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. My husband and I had just gotten married And we were starting our lives together. Getting a diagnosis of any kind is super
Mar 20

I can't do this anymore.. It's all coming to a head 💔
Feb 1

I had my first child just 2 weeks short of my 20th birthday- I feel my pregNancy was pretty easy, other than the kidney stone/kidney infection that I couldn’t take any pain medicine for. After my deli
Mar 7

As I begin to share my story I can't help but cry. I have so many medical issues and some I have had my whole life. The one that really is hard is infertility. I was told at 19 that I could never have
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