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Lynn Tonoli
Palmdale, CA


I worked as a Legal Secretary for a prominent family law firm in Beverly Hills for many years. I commuted to work, did crafts in my spare time, raised my family, tinkered with the idea of starting my own business. Then when I began working in an old building in Beverly Hills I began to get ill. The building was infested with black mold and it was running thru the heating and air conditioning system. My system slowly began to break down and I didn't know what was happening to me. I got sicker and sicker as my immune system was broken down. I am now disabled with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, immune problems, had mono, Epstein Barr, etc., etc. I was the primary breadwinner in my home. My husband works in construction and his work is erratic, so my paycheck was the one we depended on and I made a very good living. Now, we struggle from day to day. It is very hard and depressing on top of the illness.

YOUR STORIES
Karin M. Amour, Fibromyalgia
Lyssa Bode, Chronic Fatigue Immune Disfunction Syndrome
Frankie Campling, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Laura Cerasuolo, Fibromyalgia/Myofacialsyndrome
Karen Cerio, Fibromyalgia
Rhonda Dewinter, Various Immune Diseases
Jennifer Embree, Fibromyalgia/Raynaud's Syndrome
Lynne Enman, Turner Syndrome/Various
Fibromyalgia Patient, Covington, KY
John Kennedy, Chronic Fatigue Immune Disfunction Syndrome
Susan Larick, Fibromyalgia
Melissa Lawler, Fibromyalgia
Irene Leeder, Fibromyalgia/Various
Cait Lommel, Pseudotumor Cerebri
Jennifer Munn, Chronic Lyme Disease
Robin Poole, Fibromyalgia/Lupus
Pam Schmidt, Phenylketonuria
Lynn Tonoli, Various
Various Patient, Haughton, LA
Suzanne Witt, Muscular Dystrophy/Fibromyalgia

ARCHIVED STORIES

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Jose Pedro Greer, Physician
W.F. Nagle, Physician
Ronda Riebman, Exercise
Cathleen Schilling, Case Manager
Jim Sykes

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