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The Nitty Gritty Bits

So here’s the nitty gritty of what I’ve discovered so far.


Lichen Sclerosus is a long-term skin disorder which affects the skin around the genitals. There is no definite known cause, although it is believed to be an autoimmune disease. 273 more words

Lichen Sclerosus

Hello Remicade

I wrote this on Saturday but forgot to post it. Sorry for the lateness

So I’m not sure what to expect. The nurse gave me Benadryl and Tylenol before starting the infusion. 52 more words

What happened was ...

Last June (2013) I became very ill.

Between June to September I was sick on my stomach EVERYDAY. Nothing I ate stated down or in for very long and I was constantly nauseous. 590 more words

How to exercise like a thyroid warrior

Most of us find exercising difficult enough as it is. I mean, who actually gets up in the morning craving a run instead of a giant chocolate chip muffin? 924 more words


Arthritis Barbie?

My bright green dress sported a delicate lace bodice with dainty layers of material cascading below the waistline – had the dress been white, it might bear a slight resemblance to that infamous dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she stood over that gusty street grate in New York. 376 more words

The Old Lady In My Bones

T minus 16 Hours

I am still a little itchy but my rash does seem to be disappearing which is a blessing however if this was an allergic reaction I have absolutely no idea to what I reacted so severely. 250 more words

The One With the Heart of Gold

Most who meet me for the first time often say, “You have rheumatoid arthritis? How is that possible? You look perfectly fine to me.” It could be my age or the smile I wear across my face that distracts people from my reality, but truth be told I am 30, I am 3 months pregnant and I do have Rheumatoid Arthritis. 1,924 more words