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12/13/19 9:53 A

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emoticon Thanks for coming back.

My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today.




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12/11/19 2:49 A

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emoticon I have hasitmotos and other issues which we are finding out are an offset of me have mono, (epstein barre) when I was 20. So many things about auto issues are tied to other issues and people just are linking them together

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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12/10/19 10:05 P

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I have been a member of both this team and SparkPeople before. I lost my information and been through so many changes that I started a whole new page.



My name is Tammy but I prefer Portia. It first started in 2001 when I woke up one morning and could not breath. 3 months and several tests later they discovered that I have Non Specific Interstitial Pneumonitis, which is an interstitial disease. At the time they thought it was odd that someone who had just turned 30 would all of a sudden develop a lung disease. I finally got better and got back into life.


I moved here to Los Angeles, and one morning unexpected I had a dry cough and trouble breathing. I went to my doctor who ran some tests and found out that I had Mild PH (Pulmonary Hypertension). I ended up in the emergency room, and after wondering why I had so many odd diseases they ran the ANA and diagnosed me with MCTD.


As you imagine I have had many things develop since then: Arthritis, Anemia, Neuropathy (so far only in my arms), pre-diabetic, and a whole host of other issues. I am here to make some friends and support. I look forward to knowing all of you.

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