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    In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: decision  ideas 
     
    I just had that conversation this morning with my doctor. I just got back from the hospital a half-hour ago, and nothing will make me happier than to replicate the DNA of my amazing husband. I'm optimistic.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: dna  doctor 
     
    I never expected in a million years that I would have the honor to become an advocate of women's health care and education, and I'd dive on a live grenade to get this message out, so thank you for this forum.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: health  live  care  education  year  honor 
     
    I don't have feeling in my feet to my fingertips; I also have active lesions in my bone marrow and in my eyes.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: eyes 
     
    A lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not having a clear specific diagnosis, but I didn't mind, I just chose the most optimistic diagnosis.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: people  mind 
     
    Everyone who has sarcoidosis is affected differently.
    — Karen Duffy
    I try to manage my time to conserve energy.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: time  energy 
     
    My family has been amazing, and they understand how blessed I am. They've been able to keep my sense of humor.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: humor  blessed 
     
    I am enormously honored to be one of the spokesmen of the New Age Womens Health Campaign, so you'll be seeing me in public service announcements and public appearances supporting the campaign.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: health  age  service  seeing 
     
    Happiness is the best cosmetic.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: happiness 
     
    The lesion is in the area of my brain that is responsible for motor function, so I have continual chronic pain in my left arm from elbow to fingertips and the right side of my body from my ear to my breast area.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: pain  body  right  brain 
     
    In a way, I have simplified my life by setting priorities.
    — Karen Duffy
    I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital.
    — Karen Duffy
    When people hear that I have a chronic illness, they'll say things like "Focus on you." Well, my spiritual and emotional fulfillment is based not on who I am but on what I can give. Plus, many of my favorite philosophers suggested that self-fulfillment is found through service. Who am I to argue with them?
    — Karen Duffy
    It's been an incredible odyssey to make the journey from a vibrantly healthy person to someone with a chronic illness.
    — Karen Duffy
    Concealing an illness is like keeping a beach ball under water.
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: illness  water 
     
    I did as much research as I could and I took ownership of this illness, because if you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?
    — Karen Duffy
    tags: illness  body  care  research 
     
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