Q&A with Chronic Badass CeCe Collins: Part 4

Enter CeCe Collins, one of the strongest and most intelligent people I know. CeCe lives with multiple chronic illnesses including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogrens, and Dysautonomia. She does a lot of her own research to manage her illnesses. I met CeCe in a Spanish class in my first semester at Hendrix College and my first impression of her was thinking, “Why is she in this Spanish class? She definitely doesn’t need it,” while the rest of us struggled and I still firmly believe our professor hated me. I DIGRESS.

CeCe helped me through the mental struggles of diagnosing my own mystery illness when I lost the feeling in my arm. I knew she too had arm numbness and knowing she was a chronic illness superhero, I reached out to her only to have her give me all the weapons I needed for navigating through the medical field in my journey. I could write about CeCe forever, but read on to hear what she has to say about what she’s gone through and currently lives with on a day-to-day basis:

(This is a LONG, but VERY GOOD read that I’m breaking up into parts)

Read Part 1 here.

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Q&A with Chronic Badass CeCe Collins: Part 3

It’s Dysautonomia Awareness Month!

Enter CeCe Collins, one of the strongest and most intelligent people I know. CeCe lives with multiple chronic illnesses including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogrens, and Dysautonomia. She does a lot of her own research to manage her illnesses. 

(This is a LONG, but VERY GOOD read that I’m breaking up into parts)

Read Part 1 here.

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Q&A with Chronic Badass CeCe Collins: Part 2

It’s Dysautonomia Awareness Month!

Enter CeCe Collins, one of the strongest and most intelligent people I know. CeCe lives with multiple chronic illnesses including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogrens, and Dysautonomia. She does a lot of her own research to manage her illnesses. 

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Q&A with Chronic Badass CeCe Collins: Part 1

Enter CeCe Collins, one of the strongest and most intelligent people I know. CeCe lives with multiple chronic illnesses including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogrens, and Dysautonomia. She does a lot of her own research to manage her illnesses. I met CeCe in a Spanish class in my first semester at Hendrix College and my first impression of her was thinking, “Why is she in this Spanish class? She definitely doesn’t need it,” while the rest of us struggled and I still firmly believe our professor hated me. I DIGRESS.

CeCe helped me through the mental struggles of diagnosing my own mystery illness when I lost the feeling in my arm. I knew she too had arm numbness and knowing she was a chronic illness superhero, I reached out to her only to have her give me all the weapons I needed for navigating through the medical field in my journey. I could write about CeCe forever, but read on to hear what she has to say about what she’s gone through and currently lives with on a day-to-day basis:

(This is a LONG, but VERY GOOD read that I’m breaking up into parts)

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List of Fears [to Conquer]

  • Time
  • Skunks
  • Rejection
  • Entrapment
  • Mold
  • Indecision
  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • STDs
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Maggots
  • Homelessness
  • Accidentally killing a person
  • Losing my mind
  • Paralysis
  • Being ignored
  • Overpopulation
  • Running out of good music
  • Embarrassing myself
  • Bug infestation

Start Your Own Natural Medicine Cabinet

Have you ever looked at your medicine cabinet stocked with ibuprofen, expired dayquil, and some benadryl? Since changing your lifestyle, have you wondered what you could replace those items with? Here are some tips:

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A Year Underwater

Today, right now, it feels like I’ve emerged from something – a cloud, an ocean, or whatever – to the rest of the world. As if the entire past year was just a compressed acquisition of nothing, the submerged part of an iceberg that I can no longer see. What happened and where was I?

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