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Living with Stickler Syndrome, RLS, Blindness and More
September 21, 2022

Lily is a grad student researching human development and culture, focusing on how cultural mindsets around disability impact infrastructure. She was born with a rare connective tissue disease called S

Level 10 Pain, the Mayo Clinic, Aphasia and Sarcoidosis: Claudia’s Journey So Far
September 14, 2022

Claudia Alick is an activist and influencer with a transmedia social justice practice, creating spaces for entertainment, education and empowerment by and for marginalized communities. While working a

Living with Hyperhidrosis, the Excessive Sweating Disease
September 07, 2022

Kristen lives with a rarely talked about disease called hyperhidrosis, which causes excessive sweating from the moment she wakes up to the moment she goes to bed. This includes the usual spots people

Fiction Writer Emma G. Rose Incorporates Chronic Illness Experience in New Novel
August 31, 2022

In her new novel On the Bank of Oblivion, author Emma G. Rose explores her own history with chronic illness through the lens of contemporary fantasy. At 16 Emma was diagnosed with chronic fatigue synd

Back to Back Post Viral Illnesses from Epstein Barr Reactivation and COVID-19
August 24, 2022

In September of 2020 Jennifer came down with a serious illness. Naturally she assumed she had COVID, but repeated tests kept coming back negative. Her illness lasted an entire month, and she didn’t re

Recovering from Chronic Fatigue/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis with the Post Viral Podcast
August 17, 2022

Lindsay and Stu met in an online recovery program for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This is a debilitating disease that encompasses a wide rang

Complex Regional Pain Disorder: My Pain is like a Petulant Child
August 10, 2022

Pris is a 4th generation circus performer and entertainer who has worked in costume design and staged weapon play. She grew up as a very physical child, filling her days with dancing, baseball, basket

After Complete Renal Failure, this Former Megachurch Pastor Found Clarity During Dialysis
August 03, 2022

At 29 years old, Zac’s lifelong mysterious illness would finally come in to focus. He had always believed something was wrong in his body, but his religious family insisted he pray away his ailments w

Approaching the Two Year Mark Living with Long Covid
July 27, 2022

Grace first contracted COVID-19 in October of 2020, having a fairly serious infection that almost required hospitalization. She caught COVID again just a month later, likely from a visit to the hospit

Adverse Reaction to the Anthrax Vaccine, an Army Veteran’s Personal Account
July 21, 2022

Sara was eager to see the world while growing up in a small town, and rushed off to join the army right after high school. She entered basic training in 1998, the same year a massive campaign rolled o