Editor’s Choice: Valentine’s Weekend is Filled with Bad Patients, Big Butts and Crazy Pregnant Ladies

Happy almost-Valentine’s Day Patient Worthians!

What are your plans for this weekend? It’s a special holiday– Valentine’s Day, designed for romance! But let’s face it, chronic disease isn’t always sexy, so maybe use this weekend to show your loved ones how much you appreciate their unconditional love and support.

This week we have an inspiring story about being a bad patient, a contribution from our resident super healer, getting pregnant with EDS, and part 2 of a Myasthenia Gravis story.

So check out this week’s Editor’s Choice and enjoy your Valentine’s Day weekend!

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Grieving woman

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Being a Bad Patient Saved My Life Part 1

PW Contributor Nikole tells a heart-breaking story about difficult pregnancies and little help from the medical world.

She shows through bravery, persistence and research that when you are your own advocate, you can achieve the right medical help you need.

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chelsea

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Does This Bandage Make My Butt Look Big?

A PW contributor with an undiagnosed chronic illness details one of her most painful experiences in trying to figure out what is causing her crazy symptoms.

If you spent forever looking for a diagnosis, this is a story you won’t want to miss!

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Pregnant and child

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Did People Think You Were Crazy to Get Pregnant?

When you have a chronic illness, especially if it’s genetic, getting pregnant is a personal and complex decision.

Check out this review about screening for disabilities in babies while they are still in the womb!

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snowmen

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How a Snowflake Builds a Snowman Family, Part 2

PW Contributor Lisa Douthit gives us some awesome resources if you have been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis.

As a cancer and auto-immune disease survivor, she definitely knows her way around rare disease.

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