How Can I Keep Working with A Chronic Illness?

I sometimes describe my chronic illness as a three-year-old child on meth that only I can see. But as I’m sure many mothers would tell you (even of those whose toddlers are not addicted to meth) you do eventually become immune to constantly being distracted by something whose well-being you are entirely responsible for every…

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Why Don’t You Just Sue Them?

For the last eight months, mainly since my butchered port surgery people have asked me: Why don’t you sue? I have to laugh a little because that phrase always brings me back to elementary school. Growing up in a town like Boca Raton it was not uncommon to hear the phrase “Yeah, well, I’m gonna…

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The Balancing Act’s Ongoing “Behind the Mystery: Rare and Genetic Diseases” Series Features Rare Disease Author Ilana Jacqueline

Pompano Beach, FL— One in every ten Americans has a rare disease.  It’s a startling statistic, but it’s one that will help even the healthiest of individuals realize how random the genetic lottery really is. This is also why the patients of the rare disease community have chosen the rarest day of the year to spread awareness. On the…

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7 Bland Foods to Keep on Hand for a Sour Stomach

So let’s say you did something stupid. Maybe you ate calamari last night. A lot of calamari. Nice move, genius. Now it’s four in the morning and you’re hanging out on your bathroom floor wondering how in the https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/prix-du-viagra-en-pharmacie/ hell you’re going to stay focused during your 8 AM conference call. But you were smart…

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Chronic Illness: When Should I NOT Be Driving?

I’ve often found myself stranded at the mall or the grocery store or the infusion center and have had to call my mom or husband to pick me up. We don’t really have a robust Uber community in Boca Raton yet. But I should know better. There are certainly a handful of times when your…

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