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 Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune music critic, shares her diagnosis journey

Chicago writer Britt Julious shares her diagnosis journey with a rare disease.

Max Lubbers

 Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune music critic, shares her diagnosis journey

Chicago writer Britt Julious shares her diagnosis journey with a rare disease.

Max Lubbers

One Chicago woman’s health journey: six lung collapses, then a rare disease diagnosis

A Chicago writer was diagnosed with thoracic endometriosis in 2021. Before that a doctor told her, “That’s so rare. No one ever gets that.”

Chicago writer Britt Julious shares her diagnosis journey with a rare disease.

Max Lubbers

   

Thirty million people live with a rare disease in the United States. And for many of them, it often takes years to get a diagnosis.

For one Chicago woman, those years were marked by uncertainty and doctors’ dismissal of her growing pain as she experienced lung collapse after lung collapse. She was eventually diagnosed with a rare form of endometriosis.

Reset sits down with her to hear her story and to talk about how women navigate physical pain and the medical system.

GUEST: Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune music critic

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