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25 Most Recent Health/Wellness Short Stories

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Never Ending Nightmare by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
I awaken, shaking and screaming, from the nightmare that hovers oppressively overhead; my breath comes in sharp, frightened inhalations of terror. My arms seem--to--be--caught--and I can't--get--free--I'm caught--I. CAN'T. MOVE-- My worst nightmare: being trapped, unable to m..
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Newspaper Article by Debbi Haskins
My book signing for " My Monster & Me " is this coming Saturday.... August 11,2012...
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Nicholas Emerson And Family: An Update, Winter 2012. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The musings of a mother and her brood, including a child who has special needs. Currently, her son (the one with special needs) is in the hospital, fighting viral pneumonia and is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Image (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Nicole Aldape: An Update, Late-Fall 2011. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Nicole Aldape, now nineteen years old, updates us on her world...
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No Spouse Left Behind, Straight Spouse Awareness by Debbie Thomas-Brown
Help For Straight Spouses in Relationships with a Secretly Gay Spouse...
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Not All Prisons Have Bars. ...: Living With MD (My Story) (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A man living with a form of muscular dystrophy shares his story. Image of agitated storm clouds (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Not So Alone by Paul Mc Cann
If you've got up and gone don't give up,live on ...
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Nurse's Journey: Live Long and Prosper by Mary Caldwell
This is one in a series of stories about a character named "Nurse" as she develops in her profession of nursing. This story blends her work amid her fascination with TV fantasy (apologies to Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek"). ..
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Nurses On Our Own by karon Gibson RN CCM
Karon White and Joy Catterson worked in hospitals, nursing homes, patient's homes and at occupational health care offices of major corporations. Their friendship and adventures explore the mystique of hospitals, medicine, Doctor and Nurse relationships. They also assist a private detective...
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Nutrition Scientist Proves Eating Whole Plant Foods Regenerates Health by Dr. Bill Misner Ph.D.
Several people who have applied this book's protocol have lost body fat, lowered cholesterol and improved energy levels...
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Ode to Earth by Richard Kallao
original..
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Offering Hope( A Conversation between Missy and Holly W/S Tagert) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Missy I'm A Survivor says: its something we all have to do and having been in your place, I can help you in some ways ..
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Offering Hope: A Conversation With Sierra and Holly Written W/S Tagert by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Sierra who lost both her legs to Cancer a few years back encourages Holly who is in the hospital after lossing her legs to Cancer..
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Old At The Age Of Three: Jason Daniel's Story. (Part One) (Progeria) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A mother writes about her little boy, who has a very rare disease...
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On The Mend...Or, Jenna Aurora Writes (Another Update) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A lady recovering from surgery and a post-operative staph infection in her back feels like writing, anything to alleviate the boredom she is currently experiencing...
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One Step Backwards Two steps Forward by Richard Kallao
progress,bah. progress for who ? original idea .This is from my heart.............................
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Open letter to my son,Jeffrey by vickie prendergast
an open letter to my son,Jeffrey..
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Open Your Minds #18: Living With The Aftereffects of Necrotizing Fasciitis (By M'buti) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I am a grown woman, but I thought I would add my voice to this series. I am honored to be the first adult to be asked to write about my situation and what it is like for me. I have several problems, actually. You can definitely tell from looking at me that I am physically handicapped. I wal..
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Open Your Minds #28: Living With Alzheimer's Disease (Edna, 75, as Told By Her Husband, Elmer, 79) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I sit here at the bedside of my wife of 50 years, Edna, watching her sleep; and I feel nothing but waves of incredible sadness washing over me. You see, my beloved wife, who is now 75, has Alzheimer's disease, and because of it she has become a shell of her former, vibrant self. She used to..
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Open Your Minds #30: Chronic Back Pain (As Told by Bill) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I am a sufferer of chronic back pain. I also have sciatica (pain running down my lower back and down my legs; it feels as if someone is pouring hot oil down the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body; at times the pain is intense), and I also have degenerative arthritis affecting the ..
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Open Your Minds #31: Multiple Sclerosis (By M'Kaya, aged 45) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young woman approaching middle age describes in detail just what life is like as she struggles with the demands of having a debilitating disease...
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Open Your Minds #35: Lyme Disease (By Patrick, aged 16) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young teen describes how his life has been changed since being bitten by a tic, and because of it, he developed Lyme Disease...
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Purple Legs And Dancing Faces: The MS Chronicles #5. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Edwina (Eddie) Garcia is puzzled by new symptoms that have cropped up as a result of her multiple sclerosis...
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Open Your Minds #48: Paraplegia (As Told By Tami Lee, aged 12) (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young preteen lets us in on her life living as a person paralyzed from the waist on down. I will be adding to this series as I think of more disabilities or conditions to write about. I thought I was done, but I guess I am not! Oh, well...Enjoy, and thanks for allowing me to share my stor..
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Open Your Minds #50: Surviving Premature Birth: My Story (By Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl who weighed 1 pound and 3 ounces at the time of her birth nearly 11 1/2 years ago shares her story...
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Open Your Minds #51: Surviving Extreme Prematurity (Joshua's Story, By His Mother, Rebecca Melissa) ~Part One~ by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A little boy born at five months continues to battle the odds. He just had his first birthday, and he is the light of his parents' eyes...
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Open Your Minds #53: Surviving Cancer (By Yemoja Arinyalure) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young lady continues to battle bone cancer; yet she wanted to share her experiences as a cancer patient. She is originally from Nigeria, Africa...
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Open Your Minds #54: Adult-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis (By Bill Lechter, Aged 52) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A man struggling with rheumatoid arthritis shares his story...
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Open Your Minds #55: Living With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) (By Megan Diane Roddringer, aged 25) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
One woman's story of living with a very little-understood disorder that strikes primarily women...
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Open your Minds #56: Reye Syndrome (By Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux, 11, and Her Mother) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl tells us of a little understood disorder that can strike children. It can be fatal or leave the child with severe damage if treatment isn't given; but unlike a lot of kids, Ronee' was lucky, and she is still alive today, with no known aftereffects of the illness. She was then six when..
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Our Un-Heard Cries: M' Aimer Pour Qui Me Suis by Lady The Lake55
Our Un-Heard Cries Mí Aimer Pour Qui Me Suis By Karissa Anne Lowell There are so many of us out there and no one is really listening to us. Our cries go unheard and all we are asking is that you love me for whom I am an..
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Paper Boy': Living With Epidermyolysis Bullosa (EB) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy has skin as fragile as paper, thanks to a rare, genetic disorder that colors his world with excruciating pain. Still, despite it all, he remains happy, upbeat...
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People Might Not Understand. ... (Part Two) (Fibromyalgia) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A woman continues to deal with chronic pain that is beyond her control, which has left her frustrated and feeling hopeless...
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People Might Not Understand. ...: My Story. (Fibromyalgia) (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A woman lives with a pain disorder that rules her very life. Image of anvil crawler lightning (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Perspectives: Being In A Wheelchair. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young man has been in a wheelchair for most of his life. Image of wheelchair/handicapped sign (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Perspectives: Having A Chronic Heart Condition. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A woman learns to cope with congestive heart failure. Image of EKG tracing on wall (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Perspectives: Having AIDS. (By G.) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A gay man battles AIDS. This is his (cautionary) story...
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Perspectives: Walking With Leg Braces And Crutches. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young woman is grateful she can walk, even if she has to use assistance...
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Philomena Rose Graves: An Update, Winter 2012. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Philomena Graves, now sixteen and a half, updates us on her life. Image (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Philomena's Story, Part Three. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Philomena Rose Graves of Sonora, California, is still all atwitter from seeing the Jonas Brothers in concert last month. She also writes about how she and her family spent the Fourth of July...
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Philomena's Story. (Part Four) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Philomena Rose Graves continues her story. She writes this from the hospital; she is suffering from a flare up of her disease and is in a lot of pain. Image (C) 2007, Karla Dorman...
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Philomena's Story.: A Girl Lives With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Philomena ("Phillie"), a twelve-year-old girl, lives with a disease not many people are familiar with, but it causes her more problems than people realize...
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Please DON'T Stare--M'Buti's Biggest Fear by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
(AUTHOR'S NOTE: THIS IS A **FICTIONAL** STORY!!!!!!!!) My name's M'buti. M'buti Ayala Sormiento (nee' Moore). I am a 25-year-old African woman who has recently become an American citizen. (I became "Americanized" this past year, on July 4th.) I must admit that I don't enjoy go..
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Please Hear Me! by Susan Gilson
A reality check ..
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Popular Book Reviews Of A Laymanís Guide To Managing Fear by Stanley Popovich
Popular Book Reviews Of A Laymanís Guide To Managing Fear..
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Prayers In Waiting Rooms by Paul Mc Cann
The story of a man whom loves to sit in waiting rooms ...
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Premie Diary: Our Experience In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A father keeps vigil at his newborn baby boy's bedside, hoping for a miracle...
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Premie Diary: Our Experience In The NICU. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Little Connor Dallas is continuing to beat the odds, much to everybody's surprise...
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Protect Your Glands! by Bridget's Blog
More nutrition news that may help keep your glands healthy!!! May this small story help us keep our family healthy! * Some names have been changed to protect individual privacy...
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Quiet Time (By Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux, aged 11 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee' wanted to write about her mother, who is sick in bed with a combination migraine headache and sinus infection. She feels bad for her. She also wanted to write of some plans that she and her family may be doing for a few hours, and she is excited at the prospect of maybe going out to eat, or ..
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