I left a couple things out because they are pending. This is what I live with daily. Some are caused by Radiation (on my brain), some are common, hereditary, and some are still unknown (Still in Research Mode). I’ve been on bed rest since October 2019. I’ve been on a ALL liquid diet since October 2019 (I miss Food). My days consist of: I get up in the morning for coffee and a shake. I go back to bed. I get up between 3-5 pm to take a shower. I use a chair and bars but I do need assistance occasionally. I move around, using a walker, to avoid blood clots. I go back to bed around 7 pm. My diet consists of 5 High Calorie/Fat/Protein Shakes, and 1 Liter of Water a day. I watch Horror Movies, Promote Horror, and Socialize with the Horror Community to Cope. I will continue to update this…

Addison’s Disease: Addison’s disease, also called adrenal insufficiency, is an uncommon disorder that occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough of certain hormones. In Addison’s disease, your adrenal glands, located just above your kidneys, produce too little cortisol and, often, too little aldosterone.

Alzheimer’s (Radiation Induced Cognitive Decline): Alzheimer’s/Dementia can develop as early as three months after radiotherapy to the brain. It can also occur 48 months or longer after completion of radiation therapy. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s/Dementia (such as memory loss) can also occur after surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Basal-cell carcinoma: A type of skin cancer that begins in the basal cells. Basal cells produce new skin cells as old ones die.

Barrett’s Esophagus: In Barrett’s esophagus, tissue in the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus) is replaced by tissue similar to the intestinal lining. This can develop cancer easily.

Brain Cancer (2 Brain Tumors): Left Frontal Lobe (Malignant/Cancer). Pituitary Gland (Benign).

Breast Mass (Benign): Nipple Leaks Blood): Large Benign Mass on my right breast. My nipple leaks blood which they can’t explain.

Bulging Discs (5 Spine): A condition which refers to a problem with a rubbery disc between the spinal bones. This condition occurs when the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing.

Bone Degenerate Disease/Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease. It is a condition in which the protective cartilage that cushions the tops of bones degenerates, or wears down. This causes swelling and pain. It may also cause the development of osteophytes, or bone spurs.

Cryoglobulinemia: Cryoglobulinemia is the presence of abnormal proteins in the blood. These proteins thicken in cold temperatures. Cryroglobulinemia is believed to be an immune-mediated disorder (in which the immune system response to chronic infection causes damage to various tissues) or an autoimmune disorder (in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissue).

Cord Compression (Spine): Spinal cord compression occurs when a mass places pressure on the cord. A mass can include a tumor or bone fragment. Compression can develop anywhere along the spinal cord from the neck to the lower spine.

Diverticulitis: An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches in the digestive tract.

Diverticulosis: A condition in which small, bulging pouches develop in the digestive tract.

Dysautonomia: A dysfunction of the nerves that regulate nonvoluntary body functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating.

Dysmotility: A health problem in which the muscles of the digestive system do not work as they should. This can result in a change in the speed, strength or coordination of the muscles of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and/or the large intestine.

Dystonia: Involuntary muscle contractions that cause repetitive or twisting movements. Dystonia may affect one or more parts of the body, and sometimes the entire body. The condition can be mild or severe.

Encephalomalacia: The softening or loss of brain tissue after cerebral infarction, cerebral ischemia, infection, craniocerebral trauma, or other injury. The term is usually used during gross pathologic inspection to describe blurred cortical margins and decreased consistency of brain tissue after infarction.

Epilepsy: A disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures. Epilepsy may occur as a result of a genetic disorder or an acquired brain injury, such as a trauma or stroke.

Esophagitis: Inflammation that damages the tube running from the throat to the stomach (esophagus).

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.

Gait Ataxia: Impaired balance or coordination, can be due to damage to brain, nerves, or muscles.

Gastritis: Stomach Inflammation.

Gastroparesis: A condition that affects the stomach muscles and prevents proper stomach emptying. can affect digestion. The cause might be damage to a nerve that controls stomach muscles.

Gliosis: Gliosis is the focal proliferation of glial cells in the CNS in response to insult. By strict definition, gliosis is not synonymous with encephalomalacia which is the end result of liquefactive necrosis of brain parenchyma following an insult.

Hypothalamus Dysfunction: causes disruptions in body temperature regulation, growth, weight, sodium and water balance, milk production, emotions, and sleep cycles. (This is EXTREMELY PAINFUL).

IBS-C: An intestinal disorder causing pain in the belly, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.

IBD: Ongoing inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract.

Ischemic Strokes (Major and TIAs): Damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply.

Muscular Atrophy: Muscle atrophy is when muscles waste away. It’s usually caused by a lack of physical activity. When a disease or injury makes it difficult or impossible for you to move an arm or leg, the lack of mobility can result in muscle wasting.

Optical Atrophy: The death of the retinal ganglion cell axons that comprise the optic nerve with the resulting picture of a pale optic nerve on fundoscopy. Optic atrophy is an end stage that arises from myriad causes of optic nerve damage anywhere along the path from the retina to the lateral geniculate.

Osteoporosis: A condition in which bones become weak and brittle. The body constantly absorbs and replaces bone tissue. With osteoporosis, new bone creation doesn’t keep up with old bone removal.

Ovarian Cancer: A cancer that begins in the female organs that produce eggs (ovaries). Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and belly. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and can be fatal.

POTS: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that affects circulation (blood flow). POTS is a form of orthostatic intolerance, the development of symptoms that come on when standing up from a reclining position, and that may be relieved by sitting or lying back down.

Radiation Necrosis (Brain): a rare but devastating side effect of high-dose radiation (typically >55 Gy) that results in permanent death of brain tissue. Fatal.

Raynaud’s Syndrome: A condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and cool in certain circumstances. In Raynaud’s phenomenon, smaller arteries that supply blood to the skin constrict excessively in response to cold, limiting blood supply to the affected area.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) happens when your body’s defenses – your immune system – targets your joint linings. RA affects joints on both sides of the body, such as both hands, both wrists, or both knees. This symmetry helps to set it apart from other types of arthritis. It can also affect the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood, or nerves.

Severe Scoliosis: Severe scoliosis is informally defined as a case of scoliosis that has progressed to the level where surgery is typically recommended (a 40-45 degree Cobb angle in adolescents, 50-55 degrees in adults). … Almost every case of severe scoliosis is accompanied by changes in posture and appearance.

Scleroderma Systematic: A autoimmune disorder that affects the skin and internal organs. Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body’s own tissues and organs. Depending on the severity of the complications involving the lungs or another internal organ this can be fatal.

Spinal Stenosis: Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal or neural foramen that results in pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots. Symptoms may include pain, numbness, or weakness in the arms or legs.

(Uterine) Endometrial Polyps: A usually noncancerous growth attached to the inner wall of the womb (uterus). Causes Extreme bleeding (in my case) and have to watched for in need of a Blood Transfusion.

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  1. Despite the overwhelming amount of conditions/diseases/cancers you deal with daily, you continue to bring light & awareness to all of those around you. As I’ve always said, you are the very definition of a warrior. Love you Kelly! 💜

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