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I Have A Terminal Illness

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    Leukemia

    I had a bone marrow transplant in 2003 and I am still alive and I am not on any medication.
    Pat111 Pat111 51-55 Dec 8, 2011

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    My Story

    i was diagnosed with a (then) non-operable brain tumor in 2001 and was told I had less than a 50% to survive the next 5 years.  it's been 10 years now since the diagnosis and i should be happy to be alive, but i'm not.  I've had at least 4 surgeries and radiotherapy and most...
    omelettegod omelettegod 41-45 5 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    My only remaining kidney has entered stage 3

    failure. I'm not ready to die. Not like this. I continue to fight as I have been. I hope soon I can go home. I really hate it here at the hospital. The people are all really nice here but this place makes me think of pain and death. I have dialysis again tomorrow, but I'm not...
    cartermurrows cartermurrows 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I Had A Long Day

    So I thought I'd take a long week to type it hereThe very slow process of my death is, exhausting to say the least.I tried to through myself a celebration party for passing my terimal date, I had to pay for everything lol and all these people I dont really know and invited ended...
    LateNightOwl LateNightOwl 22-25, M Jun 6, 2011

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    Diphtheria

    I'm 21 years old and I've had a terrible life and maybe like most people have wished for my life to end. I haven't actually attempted suicide or hurt myself, I've already been physically hurt too many times to want to do that anyway. But I never wanted a terminal illness, I don't...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 35 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    Life looks different today.

    I was diagnosed yesterday with a disease expected to destroy my mind and be very painful in the end too. What fun! It's weird the clarity this brings. Every moment counts even though the end is years away still for me, and I am not going down without a fight. I started...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 46-50, M 8 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Party Girl Who Wishes She Could Change The Past

    I was a heavy drinker all my life.  Now, I am terminal.  I come from a family of heavy drinkers and my grandpa lived to be 92.  The thought of cirrhosis never entered my mind.   I recently had warning signs that something was wrong; my nose bled, bruises were all over my...
    11chuleta 11chuleta 46-50, F 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    I have a neurological illness called MSA

    (Multiple System Atrophy), almost nobody has ever heard of it. I am married and have 4 kids. I am 40 yo. The average ligespan is 7-9 years. I am in my fourth year and it is getting harder every day. patients with MSA start to loose the ability to move, and eventually talk...
    tanustt tanustt 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    My best friend finally returned my call today

    and I did not have the heart to tell him I was unwell. First of all he is a blabber mouth and telling him would mean dozens of people I know would know and that would be a pain in the ***. Secondly I did not want to bum him out. He's had a rough spell that has recently turned...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    iloveyouQuil iloveyouQuil 16-17, F a week ago

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    I am conducting a research study exploring the experiences of older adolescents with a terminally ill parent. I am looking to recruit participants aged between 16 and 18 who have a...
    JenC89 JenC89 22-25, F Mar 28

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    I'm 16 years old.There are 10 days till my birthday.I've been depressed for good 3 years.My whole puberty was a great mess.One year and two months ago,I got bulimic.Before that,I...
    mystiquebelle mystiquebelle 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    It's really hard to deal with a mental illness. In class if a teacher asks a question that I'm supposed to know the answer to, but dont. Everyone will mock me and call me retard...
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I have Lupus and Lupus nephritis an incurable autoimmune disease and kidney involvement. One of the issues of living with an incurable disease is that its also an invisible...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    i get it all the time people say they understand me and i'm like how can you say that i don't even understand me at least not completely and in fact i think it's insulting to say...
    BenjaminChapman BenjaminChapman 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    One of my best friends in the entire world was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, among some other things. She felt different after knowing she was bipolar like something...
    PenandMind PenandMind 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    I suffer from anxiety and depression. I have been a sufferer of mental illness once the age of 8, since they first put me on antidepressants.
    anm52309 anm52309 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Hello, this is my first post :) through the next posts, I am going to tell you the story of my life, and why I want to end it so badly. It all started back in grade 5, I had many...
    XoxOutcastxoX XoxOutcastxoX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Since birth I was the "sick" child. My parents knew after they brought me home from the NICU, that my health issues wouldn't go away. I battle Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic...
    jazziNicole1994 jazziNicole1994 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    my mom told me that I'm faking my mental illnesses, this really hurts me because she's kind of the reason I have multiple mental illnesses, now she just makes fun of them and tells...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Most people don't understand mental health and what's it's like living with a mental illness. The day to day battle you have a go through just to do the smallest of tasks. People...
    leon789 leon789 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My adult son has binge eating disorder. We have four children, all living at home, and this problem puts a gigantic shadow over the whole family. My son is totally obsessed with...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I think people who are real real old /feeble and suffering from terminal diseases and they cannot be cured, and if their stay for the rest of their lives ( lets' just say they are...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Mar 22

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    I have spent the past 3 months caring for my husband who is bed fast due to rampant cancer. He started with melanoma and didn't take it seriously but soon it spread to his liver...
    sarah32wv sarah32wv 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Very hard to live with and see every day. Just when i think i am prepared i have to call an ambulance and breakdown again. I wish it was me that was sick. I dont wish that...
    lazyk lazyk 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I'm grieving tonight. My story is very long. To make it short. It includes, poverty, child hood sex abuse at 6, and 9. Adoption and finding out under bad circumstances at the age...
    burbanek burbanek 46-50 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I have connective tissue disease, epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, hypothyroidism, chronic migraines, myoclonus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, plantar fasciitis and chronic pain. If I...
    itskismet itskismet 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    It has been four and a half years since I got sick. I have extreme abdominal pain, joint pain, degenerative disc disease, and I am always tiered. I don't know whats wrong with me...
    HelloGoodbey HelloGoodbey 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I have borderline personality disorder, major depression, anxiety and EDNOS.
    elleohzed elleohzed 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have had food poisoning twice. Both times I had severe stomach cramps and I vomited for 24 hours. One was from feta cheese and the other from yoghurt that had been out of the...
    lilykyra lilykyra 26-30, F Mar 23

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    So I have depression. Is it not the most ****** up, confusing illness of all time! Why do I have this?
    mingerama mingerama 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My whole reason for finding this site was to find people dealing with pmdd. Thanks to everyone who shared their stories. It helps to know I'm not alone. I was diagnosed about 9...
    mynx559 mynx559 31-35, F Mar 25

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    Does anyone on here use Nuvaring? I'm super moody, throwing up, in a lot of pain and have a horrid headache...anyone else?
    littlebobleep littlebobleep 31-35, F Mar 25

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    Originally diagnosed with a bacterial ear infection, I actually had Shingles that lead to Bells palsy / Ramsey Hunt syndrome, with the usual symptoms. This is the first time I've...
    johnsonfamily38 johnsonfamily38 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Walk for Lupus is coming up and so is World Lupus Day. I am excited to go walk for myself and others that have those horrible invisible illness that we have. Living here in Canada...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I was diagnose with polycythemia vera last 2010 but before the doctors found out that I have the disease I already suffered a lot of pain and agony, I was 43 years old at that...
    edcachero edcachero 46-50, M Mar 27

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    I have bulimia, I've had it since I was 12, I never really new what it was but me and my friend used to make this thing called 'sick juice' so you basically make this kind of...
    TheGreenEyedGirl TheGreenEyedGirl 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I have Lyme disease (not LYMES as some people tend to call it). I was diagnosed in November 2011. My first symptom was severe vertigo. Also, I experienced painful arthritis, brain...
    merelymandolin merelymandolin 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Recently been told I may have Borderline Personality Disorder. It's not a confirmed diagnosis yet, but I'm pretty sure I have it, definitely makes more sense to me than the...
    atremain atremain 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I feel like I'm about to have a mental break down, I'm starting a new job Sunday, yes I'm excited, over the mood. All that jazz. Yet my heads been ****** for months, I battle...
    YellowLilyPad YellowLilyPad 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Cerebral Palsy isn't a disease or illness, it's a neurological condition resulting at birth. My brain sends out wrong messages to the muscles, causing uncontrollable muscle...
    PixieLeah PixieLeah 41-45 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I've had symptoms of Crohn's Disease since I was 13. Having gone through four doctors and two negative colonoscopies (among other tests), it was kind of a relief when I was finally...
    Maeliss Maeliss 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I have been diagnosed with POTS and misdiagnosed with various other things for 6 years now. I've learned that the most frustrating part about POTS is that it's an "invisible...
    LivingwithPOTS20 LivingwithPOTS20 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    A Woman Needs Healing -Somewhere out there is a woman who is very ill in her body but she doesn't know it. I have had this strange vision of her for some time now. I don't know who...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 10 Responses Apr 9

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    And if you think lawyers don't have hearts. Read the best lawyer story of all time...bar none. The United Way Health Research Foundation realized that it had never received a...
    BlondieHills BlondieHills 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    That feeling in your chest, how it clenches your heart, I know how badly you just want to tear it out and rip it apart. I know how it feels to not being in control your emotions...
    vainwordsfromemptyminds vainwordsfromemptyminds 18-21, F Apr 11

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    I have BPD and I'm totally my own worst enemy, I've learned over the years that when things are calm and peaceful I sabotage my own life because I'm more comfortable in chaotic...
    BeautifulBorderlineJunkie BeautifulBorderlineJunkie 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am now age 27 hairstylist. When I was 8 years old my mom, 2 older half-sisters and I were involved in a car accident that left my mom paralyzed. I stayed with my Grandparents for...
    Linn6 Linn6 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Brain washing one two three.... single wondering minds into containers of two. sneek peek, have you heard. i forgot your name. never understood why you gazed so intensely. for ever...
    munchkinsue munchkinsue 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Tightness crushes my chest, And I can't breath, The only time I can escape, Is when I fall asleep. I fear the walls are closing in, Our time is passing by too slow, Or sometimes it...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm expecting that I will no longer be able to post. I lost my job due to a mental illness my electric bill is due my phone bill is due car payment is due ect..... I can't get help...
    CaptPetemoss CaptPetemoss 41-45, M