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A Trip to the VA: Rat lungworm Urological Symptoms

A Story of a Girl and her Bladder after Surviving Rat Lungworm. A Trilogy My first appointment with the Urology clinic once I was on my own was January 20th, 2014. That’s 13 months and a day after I was released from the Community Living Center in the Phoenix VA Health Care System following my […]

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Defying Death to Dance – A Paralyzed Zumba Instructor Makes a Comeback

One Zumba Instructor’s Fight Past Paralysis and Chronic Pain to Dance When I first realized I would need to learn to walk again, I felt a kind of numbing acceptance. Sure. I’ll learn to walk again, because I don’t want to stop my love of movement quite yet. I would have laughed at you if […]

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rat-lungworm survivor Aurita Maldonado

Rat Lungworm (Blog Version Pt II)

If you haven’t read (Blog Version PT I), read it before you read this. My angel’s name is Hamed. He asked me to lift my legs one at a time, then tried to touch them. The ear piecing scream and free-flowing tears he received as a result of brushing his fingers along the chafed, dull colored sticks […]

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