My name is Amber Adcock. I am a first year student at Snead State Community College where I am studying journalism. Writing is my passion. My senior year in high school I was on the newspaper staff, and I loved it. I am now taking a mass communications class at Snead where I manage our school's blog. In November of 2009 I was diagnosed with a very rare, but serious, disease called Angio Dema. Angio Dema causes random, extreme, swelling of numerous body areas. My struggle with Angio Dema was like living a nightmare! I am the perfect person to write a blog about my illness. I want Angio Dema to be a well known disease so there will be better medical treatment. I feel alone with my illness because it is so rare, and I want others with this disease to know they are not alone.