My goal is to educate people about the critical importance of regular colonoscopy exams through my own experiences. The initial productions will be produced this week during my surgery and treatment at Mt Sinai in New York City. Overtime, I will update this cosmos as I engage in a fight against a rare tumor disease that I know today to be low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm (LAMN). MoreLess
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Location: New York, NY 10024, USA
Hi I'm MarlaJan (or Marla, MJ)! I'm a thirty-something pediatric cardiac ICU nurse (currently on disability), patient advocate, and I blog over at www.luckfupus.com, a lupus awareness blog, which won the 2014 WEGO Health Hilarious Health Activist Award. I was officially diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (lupus or SLE) at the age of 26. Lupus has exponentially changed every aspect of my life, including forcing me to leave a career I loved. As a lupus sufferer, I hope to bring awareness to this little-known, devastating, incurable disease, and while I'll always keep it real, be prepared for heavy doses of humor and sarcasm! I'm also a congenital heart defect survivor (tetralogy of Fallot), and a breast cancer previvor (mastectomy 12/1/14), so there is a great deal of information I can bring to the table. I love connecting with other's who live with lupus, and look forward to leading this community. MoreLess
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I am a 73-year-old female who, up until 10 years ago, was pretty healthy. Then came the diagnosis of NTM (MAC). Did the three drug regimen daily for two years and was negative for approximately two years. NTM returned along with COPD, emphysema, Sjogren's and gastrointestinal problems. My pulmonologists want to treat but are leery because of tolerance to the necessary drugs because of my poor physical condition. Every day is a challenge to one degree or another, but I persue. My goal would be to have my health back so I could exercise and again enjoy activities with my friends. I take pride in the fact that I'm always there for friends and try to be an advocate for them should they need me. I love to learn and grow and cram my head full of all the knowledge I can gather! Trying to remain positive is of the utmost importance! MoreLess
I am a young filmmaker trying to make her way in New York City. Health wise I definitely need to find ways to get more in shape. But I am proud that I have made it to NYC attending NYU's Film School. MoreLess