The Determined Weeper

God, this has just been a week full of weeping. Like full on, mascara running, call my mom ten times more than usual per day, terrify my husband weeping. And the funniest part of it all? Nothing is outrageously wrong. No terrible thing has happened in my life. Nobody died. Nobody called me a name...
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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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But Let’s Talk About Me

  As you might be able to tell, I’ve been doing a lot of blog maintenance this month. I’d kind of gotten out of the habit of including my readers in my story. So I’m determined to bring back advice articles, reviews and some solid giveaways!!! I’ve got so much set up for the next...
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New Video: How to Pack the Ultimate Hospital Kit / Bag

  Whether you’re a new mom or a chronic illness patient this kit / bag covers everything from your basic toiletries to clothes and comfort items for a short or long stay. Packing List: -Garnier Nutrise Shampoo -Head and Shoulders Conditioner -Shaving Cream/ Razor -Deodorant -Toothbrush/Toothpaste -Mouthwash -Chapstick -Facewish -Dry Shampoo -Pillow Spray -Essential Oils...
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Running Into Walls Hurts

Trying to figure out a way to word how these last few weeks has been seems almost impossible. It is difficult to try to pull together a medical team when you’re in the midst of a crisis. It’s one thing when a doctor shrugs at you. It’s another when they shrug at you and you’re...
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