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Dear Anxiety

A boy stands at the baseball mound ready to swing, while his mother - who suffers from Anxiety - watches from behind a chain-link fence.

I don’t care what type of specific diagnosis you want to manifest as: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and others. You are so creative in the ways you cripple our lives…

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Dear Cancer

A man looks out over a body of water, as the sunsets; to complement the tone of a letter written to Cancer and published at www.deardiagnosis.com.

I was told six years ago that I had six months to live with, yet another, condition. I learned a lot from that experience, and it introduced me to you. I know you are inoperable, but we have a plan for your transportation when it is time to go…

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Dear Diabetes 1

A finger with a droplet of blood is used to provide a sample for blood glucose testing; which accompanies a letter written to Diabetes-1 for Dear Diagnosis.

I feel you are a piece of my fingerprint, as I can’t recall life without you.  You add an extra weight to my shoulders which is where my stress rides.  As soon as I have you figured out, you change.  I thank God each day for those whom understand this dark, hidden and shaded part of you…

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Dear Type I Diabetes

Artwork depicts a dove landing atop the outstretched hand of an angel; which was used to capture the tone of a letter written to Diabetes for www.deardiagnosis.com.

During those times I neglected your care – no urine glucose tests, no finger sticks, no regular visits to the doctor. Whatever happens, happens. Except things happened, which involved more than you and me: Marriage, three children, & (eventually) two grandchildren…

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