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All Blog Posts Tagged 'teenager' (4)

She is Non-compliant

She is Non-compliant

She is non-compliant those were the words the nurse spoke of my mom’s new roommate to be. How is she non-compliant I asked? No answer of course, but this was 1979 and the nurses who knew mom well spoke in hushed tones about it and the young lady was candid when she talked (which was not often).

She was the…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on February 25, 2014 at 11:52am — 5 Comments

Number 3 on the Autoimmune Countdown: Vitiligo

Just got the official vitiligo diagnosis yesterday. Samantha has a few white patches on her upper arms. Thought it was probably vitiligo, just didn't know if there was anything to do about it. Starting off with a steroid cream twice a day.

Add that to insulin as needed, Synthroid for hypothyroidism and captopril to prevent kidney damage.

It seems unfair that all I can really say about this is it's INCREDIBLY UNFAIR.

Samantha wants to know when the autoimmune barrage will…


Added by samsmom on February 28, 2012 at 7:51am — 4 Comments

More WISE MEN passed this way

When you are little sitting on grandmas knee listening to her talking to you telling how it was when she was my age the World is a wonderful place,grandad looked after his pigeons and chickens well until it was time for tea sadly the chickens were not pets not as I looked upon them and when grandad cooked me pigeon eggs my World was complete wish I was there now sitting on grandma's knee or sitting at the table while grandad cooked me breakfast,I soon realised the chickens were not pets when I… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on January 26, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

About me

im 17 years old, im a student in my senior year. i was diagnosed with diabetes when i was 10 yrs old. i lost too much weight in a short period of time (i was sooo skinny about 20 kgs). so after i was diagnosed my mum helped me alot with my diabetes (as i was just a little kid) and i used to take care of everything i ate and i tested alot and everything was going well. and years passed by and as i grew older i became more independent and my mum became less involved with me, and i became soo… Continue

Added by Sarah M on March 20, 2009 at 4:05pm — 7 Comments

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