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    Everything under the sun

    It has been three years since I was diagnosed with CLL. I often wonder in how far my health condition has deteriorated since then. The lab results are an important indicator, of course. But the strength (or weakness) of my immune system is equally important.  Continue Reading

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    Instead of Panic on the Titanic: Just ignore it!

     

    A few years ago, my approach towards medicine and healing was straightforward and rather simple. I took paracetamol when I felt bad and I took antibiotics when I felt really bad. I did not scrutinize, nor did I bother to read about alternative therapies. My lifestyle was not as healthy as it could have been. Although my immune system was rather weak already, I did not care enough to make any radical changes or get to the bottom of my health issues. All this changed, when I was diagnosed.  Continue Reading

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    A chronic odyssey: no remedies, but referrals

    You know these forms you get when you see a new doctor. The ones, where you are asked whether you are pregnant, addicted, suicidal or whether you have any other serious disease. Until recently, the mention of my asthma and pregnancies were not alarming to any of my practitioners. Cancer is. Suddenly, specialists don’t seem to be in charge anymore and an endless journey of referrals begins. Continue Reading

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    Eye to eye with my fear of death

    If you suffer from a chronic illness or even an incurable disease as I do, one of your worst nightmares has probably become true. It will not only bring suffering and pain, but also death anxiety. Some fears are healthy, others  unhealthy. They might concern the evitable or the inevitable. I would like to take a closer look at our fears. Continue Reading

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    How to get rid of dandruffs effectively

    Chronic disease and dandruffs often go hand in hand; especially when diabetes or a compromised immune system are involved. Over the years, my scalp seems to have changed. The type of dandruff I have now differs from the ones I used to have. At least I know how to get rid of them. Continue Reading

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