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5 Lessons I've Learned on Disability Leave

Disability

I suppose no one really plans on going out on disability, but I was shocked. I thought I’d have my surgery and then be back to work full time. Little did I know that that would NOT be the case

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Eye Exams: More Important Than You Might Think

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Some of us ignore our eyes simply because we can see just fine, but appearances can be deceiving. Most eye diseases are subtle in their early stages, with no visible symptoms until they get a strong grip on us

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The Turning Point

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Just a few days after turning 25, I started down a journey that I never expected to take in my life. I had struggled with intense and recurring sinus problems for years; and after two unsuccessful surgeries, my ENT suspected that there was a deeper underlying problem

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Riding the Rollercoast - But Not Alone

Rollercoaster

Having a chronic skin condition has affected my life more than I ever would have imagined. Sometimes my eczema makes me feel like I'm on a rollercoaster ride. No two days are alike

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How to Save a Life

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The recent media discussion about suicide ignited by the death of Robin Williams was a stark reminder of the many misconceptions people have about suicide

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Connecting With Community

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It’s been almost 21 years since I was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare disorder of the connective tissue that affects most of the body, including the heart, eyes

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Taking Back Summer

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Summer’s finally here, and after the long winter with subzero temps, many people can’t wait to get out and enjoy the

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