Top Health Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/health The latest Health IAmA's collected from Reddit HealthIamA 31 year old with Tourettes syndrome AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5904/iama-31-year-old-with-tourettes-syndrome-ama My short bio: I have had TS all my life, but it became severe in the last few years. I studied Physics at university and work for a living (delivering pizza... everyone loves pizza). I welcome your questions about my condition.

My Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5WwEhR43aQ

updated proof; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emEhQlouZx8&feature=youtu.be

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA 23 year old male awaiting liver transplantation in South Africa. They told me the waiting period was anywhere between 2 days and 20 years. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5870/iama-23-year-old-male-awaiting-liver I was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC is an auto-immune disorder that effects the liver) on my 21st birthday, and I have been living with Ulcerative Colitis (also an auto-immune disease) since I was 15. I am a patient at a South African public hospital, partly because I don't have enough money to go to a private hospital (I have to go through numerous tests/scans/procedures etc. that are too expensive for my current bank account) and also because the liver doctors are better. I take 19 pills a day, including vitamin supplements, and I smoke weed. What else would you like to know?

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/gjfxI

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA 22-Year-Old Bedwetter That Wears Diapers. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5859/iama-22yearold-bedwetter-that-wears-diapers-ama Greetings everyone.

Let me be straight with you right off the bat, this is not my first rodeo. But 8 months is a long time and a lot of stuff has happened in Sweden since. (Also you guys have an orange president now? Do you color code your leaders?)

I also figured since certain statements have been made about my country by a certain someone, it might be a good idea to have someone on the inside give his two cents on what is actually going down over here.

I have the whole day free and will gladly answer as many questions as possible.

EDIT: Haha, 76% upvoted? I didn't know my job was so controversial ;)

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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA amputee student engineer, wearing the world’s most intelligent prosthetic limb, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5848/iama-amputee-student-engineer-wearing-the-worlds EDIT: 3rd Remission Anniversary today! Happy anniversary to me and my lymph-nodes. Closing this officially now, thank you to everyone who asked me a question. You guys are great and you've given me the push to start writing this book. Feels weird to type that and mean it. :)

Hey guys! I am a twenty-two year old Irish woman, working as a freelance content writer. I love whiskey, sleeping, Drake and dogs. I also happen to be a stage four cancer survivor.

I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2013, which had spread and metastasized/spread in the lining of my left lung. I was 18 years old at the time and had just started my first week of university.

After a grueling course of chemotherapy, I was given my NED/remission status on February 24th 2014. I developed both depression and PTSD post-treatment, which I have since overcome.

I have always been a storyteller and writer by nature, and my goal is to write a book about my experiences with cancer and the stigma of surviving. However, I'm not quite comfortable enough with it to write about it at the moment.

The objective of this AMA is to give me a little insight into the kinds of questions people have about cancer, young people with cancer and surviving cancer. It'll also help put me on the path to finally writing my book.

I'd really like to break down the stigma and preconceptions of what it means to "survive" the shit-show of cancer. If I've learned anything from past encounters as a survivor, it's that people are misinformed and often wrong. So with that in mind, there are no stupid questions!

Ask literally anything, it doesn't matter if you think it's dumb, offensive, disgusting etc. I will answer with frank honesty.

Let's go!

Proof: Me today, holding a sign with my username and the date.

A picture of my first ever PET scan results. All of the black is cancer, with the exception of the larger black shadow at the bottom. That's my bladder which was full of dye for the scan.

My lovely baldy head about four months into chemo.

Me on my last day of chemo.

My Facebook page and my Instagram.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthI just survived a roll over car crash and brain surgery at 16 AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5852/i-just-survived-a-roll-over-car-crash-and-brain Hey Reddit! We are members of Obsidian Entertainment's design and publishing team, currently working on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, Obsidian's very first sequel. We love RPGs, and we think we're pretty good at making them. Our roots go back to some of the classics of the genre, including Fallout 1 and 2, Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, and many more. You might know us from games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Fallout: New Vegas, and South Park: The Stick of Truth. We brought the classic, isometric cRPG back to modern audiences with Pillars of Eternity, and now we're making a sequel to that game, set in the Deadfire Archipelago, a collection of hundreds of islands spanning thousands of miles, that you can explore on board your ship. We're in our last day of crowdfunding that campaign over on Fig, so check it out if you're interested in knowing the details.

Our Proof!

Specifically, we are:

Mikey Dowling, PR Manager

Feargus Urquhart, CEO

J.E. "Josh" Sawyer, Design Director

Justin Britch, Lead Producer

Adam Brennecke, Lead Programmer/Executive Producer

Carrie Patel, Narrative Designer/Novelist

Eric Neigher, Assistant Waste Disposal Coordinator

Ask us anything, fellow adventurers!

EDIT: All right, wonderful Redditors, unfortunately, we have to get back to our Fig campaign, as there's only 4 hours to go! Thank you for your questions, it's been a blast! If you didn't/don't get your question answered here, Mikey and other members of the team are livestreaming on our Twitch channel, so feel free to ask them there! Much love from all of us on the Pillars II team!

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA, writer and speaker, Judy Cornish, believer in supporting the abilities of dementia. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5839/iama-writer-and-speaker-judy-cornish-believer-in Hello Reddit!

I am Judy Cornish and I’m the creator of the DAWN Method and founder of DAWN (the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network®). I am also a recovering attorney, avid skier and gardener, devotee of the Met Opera HD, and dedicated pursuer of the perfect shot of espresso.

Like any endeavor of the heart, finding a better way to provide dementia care wasn’t my plan back in 2010. I’d moved to this small town in northern Idaho to semi-retire and practice elder law part time. But I couldn’t stand by when a neighbor with Alzheimer’s needed help, and then another neighbor, and another, and soon I was completely absorbed in finding a way to design better dementia care.

What I came up with was this: Dementia is bad, but not all bad. Dementia takes away rational thought but not intuitive thought—and it’s intuitive thought that lets us do the fun things in life. Dementia takes away the remembering self but not the experiential self—which is only bad news if caregivers don’t understand what an experiential self does. And finally, dementia causes emotional distress, not craziness or behaviors. It’s the emotional pain that’s the problem (we all act a little crazy when we’re upset or can't figure out what's going on).

I’ve spent the last two years developing a training program and writing two books. We’re videoing my classes this spring and plan to have my first book, The Dementia Handbook – How to Provide Dementia Care at Home, out on Amazon in March.

Our goal at DAWN is very simple: We want to equip every family and every caregiver to provide truly supportive dementia care, so people can stay home and families can avoid the incredibly high cost of long-term care. But, more than anything, we want every person who experiences dementia to have a partner who understands the beauty of living intuitively.

So, I’m here to answer any questions you might have about this kinder way to provide dementia care, one that makes dementia care less painful for everyone involved.

Judy Cornish

Proof: https://twitter.com/theDAWNmethod/status/833342973869912065

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Health-LiveIamA Guy Born With Out His Left Arm AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5795/iama-guy-born-with-out-his-left-arm-ama EDIT: Thanks everyone for your questions! I have to get back to my duties as ref, but make sure to watch Puppy Bowl XIII this Sunday, February 5 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT on Animal Planet!

Hi everybody! I'm returning this year to be the official referee for The 13th edition of Animal Planet’s PUPPY BOWL premiering this Sunday, February 5 starting at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT. You can check out some the adorable stars competing in the big game here! In case you missed last year's AMA, here's a little bit about me: I had a relationship with ANIMAL PLANET before this - I was the host of a few one hour specials for the network. I'd also worked as a narrator for Discovery in the past. The guy who had the job before me moved on to another network, so there was an opening, I had to submit an audition tape after they approached me - so I went into dog parks in NYC and recorded myself officiating football games with random dogs (much to the consternation of the owners) and I also recorded some hijinx with my sister's dogs in their backyards. Anyways, it wound up being a fun tape, and I did a testimonial straight to camera about how this was my dream job, and it was my AMERICAN IDOL moment - and I got it!

My proof is here: https://twitter.com/Danschachner/status/827214318194262016

So here I am, ready to answer your questions about the world's cutest game. AMA!

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Sun, 05 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA 10 year old with a rare neuromuscular disease. Call me Toomee, and AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5779/iama-10-year-old-with-a-rare-neuromuscular I am founder and CEO of RealVNC, a UK software engineering company which was set up by the inventors of remote access software. RealVNC's technology gives computer, smartphone and other device users the power to 'take over' another device remotely from anywhere in the world. This means workers and businesses can share screens and solve each other's problems without having to leave their own desk.

In 2013, RealVNC won the UK's premier engineering prize, the Royal Academy of Engineering's MacRobert Award, known for recognising influential technology. VNC technology is now used on over a billion devices worldwide, and the protocol used by VNC is an official part of the Internet.

Proof 1: https://twitter.com/RealVNC/status/823578312392003586 Proof 2: https://www.realvnc.com/company-profile/andy-harter/ Proof 3: http://www.raeng.org.uk/news/news-releases/2013/July/software-company-realvnc-wins-uks-premier-prize Proof 4: http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/prizes-and-medals/other-awards/the-macrobert-award Proof 5: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6143

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA 21 year old paralyzed guy, tetraplegic AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5769/iama-21-year-old-paralyzed-guy-tetraplegic-ama We are three VO Actors:

Ashly Burch: Hey Ash Whatcha Playin?, Tiny Tina - Borderlands 2, Chloe Price - Life is Strange

TJ Storm: (our mocap guru) Colossus - Deadpool, Godzilla - Godzilla, Avatar, Decimus - Halo

Steve Blum: Wolverine, Lex Luthor - Infinite Crisis, Tank Dempsey - COD, Bob - Toonami, World Record for performing in the most number of video games

We're still striking, we're still here and we still believe that Game Performance Matters!

SAG AFTRA has put out three contracts: experimental, indie and AAA, that have now been signed by over a dozen game companies. We still want to create dialogue with the companies that refuse to negotiate. We had an original AMA, but there were still a lot of questions we didn't get to. We're here to talk about our stike, and anything else you guys think up.

ASK US ANYTHING

Proof:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamePerfMatters/status/823988046617948160

Game Performance Matters Website

Corporate greed has put the brakes on some of your favorite games, hurting everybody on the team, help us tell them that performance matters to you!

EDIT: Since we're getting some questions that we responded to in the first AMA, there's a FAQ here as well: http://www.gameperformancematters.com/faq

EDIT 2: Everyone has to run to auditions, but we will be back with more VA and Mocap performers soon. We'll also check in through the next couple days to make sure we respond to the top voted questions. Please make sure you check out our FAQ at: http://www.gameperformancematters.com/faq

EDIT 3: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

thanks to /u/maddking as our moderator

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Wed, 25 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthI just had my colon removed and now I poop in a bag...AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5758/i-just-had-my-colon-removed-and-now-i-poop-in-a My short bio: Hey everyone, My name is Infidelix.. I am the rapper from the subway video... I am setting up this AMA so I can talk about what happened with the video and the girl.. what I do as a street performer... and talk abit about my new album...

My Proof: www.facebook.com/infidelix https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/5nv232/girl_joins_rapper_in_the_subway_for_an_impromptu/

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Health-LiveI'm currently in the hospital for a heart muscle infection (myocarditis), AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5748/im-currently-in-the-hospital-for-a-heart-muscle Hi there! I have osteogenesis imperfecta type I, while I've mainly broken my legs I've also had an arm and a shoulder fracture. I go to university, have friends, and I basically try to be as normal of a person as I can be even though the disease impacts almost every part of my daily life -the symptoms are not just brittle bones, there's also getting tired faster, potential vision and hearing loss, etc. I use a wheelchair all the time except when sleeping or when I'm in a different chair. Ask me anything!

My proof picture has my eyes because blue sclera are a very common symptom of OI.

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/ejLt0

Edit: RIGHT. That was lovely, everyone. I feel like all good questions have been asked and answered and you now know literally everything about me! Thanks so much for your time and questions! If you ever have any other questions or just want to talk, send me a message :)

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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Health-LiveI have albinism—AmA http://www.topiama.com/r/5747/i-have-albinismama Hi Reddit!

My name is Alex, and I have albinism. I’m back for another exciting AmA!

Proof

More Proof

DNA test results

So go ahead, ask me anything.

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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
IamA civilian ship Deck Officer currently employed by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command and I'll be navigating across the globe AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5730/iama-civilian-ship-deck-officer-currently Edit: I'll be back between my work breaks at like 9:30 pm central time. I answer the majority of my questions so don't worry if you think you're "too late" to ask a question. I will see it in a few hours.

I am currently a Third Officer employed by USN's MSC. MSC ships are primarily manned by Civilian Mariners (CIVMARs) and we sail wherever the U.S. Naval warships go. Our main purpose is to resupply U.S. and Allied vessels with fuel, ammuniton, food, and other stores. I graduated from Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state academies across the United States with a degree in Marine Transportation and 3rd Mate license in hand. My primary responsibility is the safe navigation of the vessel at sea, as well as the security and safety of the vessel when in port.

We have been trained in many areas including terrestial/celestial/electronic navigation, varying seamanship, first aid, basic and advanced shipboard firefighting, firearms qualification, damage control, lifeboat and rescue boat command, deck maintenance, shipboard stability, dry and wet cargo operations, etc.

Some proof

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Sun, 08 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA 30 y/o with a rare disease called Relapsing Polychondritis, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5736/iama-30-yo-with-a-rare-disease-called-relapsing Here's me in the Caesar Man suit!

Little Caesars was my first job, and I really enjoyed it for the most part. I've worked for corporate and for franchises, ask me anything that you may be curious about!

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Sun, 08 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Health-LiveHey! I'm a quadriplegic who plays games with a mouth stick ask me anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/5691/hey-im-a-quadriplegic-who-plays-games-with-a My short bio: Hey Reddit! My name is Anthony van der Meer and I am the 23 years old director of Find my Phone. After the film went viral on Youtube, I saw a lot of questions. So now I am here to answer them. Feel free to ask about the legal, technical, ethical or cinematic aspects of the film.

Film Trailer Please excuse my English, I am not a native speaker/writer.

My Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpN9NzO4Mo8&t

http://imgur.com/XNnt7yV

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Fri, 23 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT