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DES Daughters Sue Eli Lilly

DES Daughters Sue Eli Lilly

When Patricia Royall was 28-years-old she was rushed to the emergency room with massive bleeding. The diagnosis: cervical cancer. "The doctor who treated me asked if I was a DES daughter and I told him I didn't know," says Patricia. "He told me I had some reproductive abnormalities that he had seen in other DES daughters, and explained that if my mother had taken DES while she was pregnant with me, I would need to make sure all of my future doctors and health care providers knew that I had been exposed to DES." Read more.

In 2013 I Resolve to ...

In 2013 I Resolve to ...

 

If you were expecting to read about some grand New Year's resolution, you won't find it here! The last one I made, which was decades ago, was to stop making any. I can't be trusted with a resolution — something always comes along to help me break it. Allison Basile, a psychotherapist in Brunswick, might tell me it's because my resolutions were only wishes. Read more.

 

Her Heart is Strong With Love

Her Heart is Strong With Love

This year, there are toys under John and Mindy Beyer’s Christmas tree — all for 7-month-old Kyler Beyer. Read more.

The Holidays Aren’t What They Used to Be

The Holidays Aren’t What They Used to Be

I come from a big family — eight kids. We’re all adults now, with our own families and our own holiday traditions. But no matter how old you are, the traditions you grew up with are an important part of who you are. And so, if something interferes with the way things always were, it can be very unsettling. Read more.

 

Derby Lite: Buckle Your Helmets Ladies

Derby Lite: Buckle Your Helmets Ladies

Three times in the past three weeks I’ve have fallen hard on my rear end. And yet, I keep going back for more. Am I a masochist? Am I losing my mind? Nope, I’m in a beginner Derby Lite Class with a whole bunch of other women who just want to get some exercise that’s fun and different. Read more: