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SB2 Patient Q&A

SB2 Patient Q&A

1. What is your background as a patient? a. My background as a patient started when I was 11 it was a long period of time dealing with symptoms and finally being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in June of 2000. I went through many different treatments and trials...
How I Advocated for Myself: My Port Experience

How I Advocated for Myself: My Port Experience

By: Chloe Moody One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a life-long chronic illness sufferer is self advocacy. If you don’t let it be known what your body needs to feel better and improve your quality life, how will it get done? I am a firm believer that it...
Quarantined As A Registered Nurse

Quarantined As A Registered Nurse

By: Sarah Vasilakos As a nurse living at home with her parents, quarantine can be a bit tricky. Being an essential employee in a hospital, there is no option for me to work from home. Since I can’t socially distance from my coworkers or patients, us healthcare workers...
Prioritizing My needs as A Patient

Prioritizing My needs as A Patient

By: Karin Camposagrado Ever feel like you’re being pulled in every direction, and you’re about to snap like a rubber band that’s been sitting in the sun? I try to avoid feeling like that, but as a person with chronic illness, an ostomy, work, a social life, and a...
I Had the First Taste of Depression When I lost You

I Had the First Taste of Depression When I lost You

By: Moniqua Demetrious “Depression lies. It tells you you’ve always felt this way, and you always will. But you haven’t, and you won’t.” There wasn’t an exact moment that depression entered my life. I think it just became a lot louder and harder to handle when life...