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Why Not Me?

Some people appear baffled when I say that I am lucky. They expect me to bemoan my health challenges with "Why me?" I have never seen myself as a victim, even as a young girl with severe ulcerative colitis, and then an ostomy, I thought "Why not me?"

This attitude persisted into adulthood when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and then Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. 

Now, in my 50's, living a vibrant life, I have decided to share my stories in my just published my memoir. 

My memoir can be found online on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Come share my journey and find your power of perspective.

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