32. Melissa Marans, Rebuilding Her Body and Reorganizing Her Life with Dermatomyositis


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For most of her life, Melissa Marans didn’t have an invisible illness. That all changed in 2015, when she began showing signs of rapidly worsening muscle weakness and fatigue. She went to see her doctor, and in a week, had a diagnosis: a rare autoimmune disease called dermatomyositis. On today’s episode, Melissa and I talk about the challenges she has faced, why she went silent on social media for a period of time, and how she prioritizes her own ongoing health needs while also being a mom to her newborn.

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