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"Rhupus", Still's Disease, injections. #lupus

I went to see my rheumatologist on Thursday. We talked about the Kenalog shot I had, and how it only helped my joints a little, and for a short time. 503 more words

Swelling, Pain, and Redness... yay.

I felt that familiar tingly feeling that I’ve felt a few times before.  Same feeling, same day.  For come crazy reason, when these symptoms start, it’s always on a Thursday and morphs into something worse by Friday evening.  586 more words


36 sleeps until Christmas

We are a week into consolidation so, once again, it was an early start to get Joe into the ward ready for the ‘morning list’. We all know the drill now, and Joe no longer worries so much about how long his ‘little sleep’ will be: this time it will be short, as he is in for a quick lumbar puncture (his 5th so far), both to check that the spinal fluids remain clear of any signs of leukaemia cells, and to deliver a quick dose of… 226 more words


no time for a title

This past week has been pretty crazy. I haven’t really had time to sit down and write much, but thats alright. What are weekends for anyway. 338 more words


The Real Scoop. Part Two

The reality of life with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis is, it sucks.  I don’t know of any person who is excited to be living a life with chronic pain, disability, and an arson of heavy-duty medications, such as those used for chemotherapy.  592 more words


Sorry You Asked?

Methotrexate: A disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that is thought to slow the progression of psoriatic arthritis and save the joints and other tissues from permanent damage. 527 more words

Chronic Pain