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Zen and the art of Medication Management

I have been on one medication or another for most of my life.  When I was a teenager, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. What followed were pills, pain killers, shots, and side effects.  484 more words

Traveling With Some Extra Baggage

I was lucky enough to grow up with parents who stressed the importance of being globally aware citizens of the world. Part of being a globally aware citizen means seeing different places, and getting outside the first world, privileged bubble of America. 2,891 more words

Chronic Illness

It's been one year

One year ago today we were informed that our first pregnancy was ectopic and I was injected with a shot of methotrexate.  The worst day of my life.   290 more words


Let the Laughter In

It was our own “go ahead, slap Weezer” scene from Steel Magnolias.  Of course if you’re not someone like me who has favorite quotes from watching the movie so often, let me explain.   748 more words

Be Back Soon

Even though it’s only been a week since my last post, I feel like I’m neglecting my blog just a little.  I want to write, I have ideas on topics, and I even have the time, but my brain isn’t really cooperating right now, and I’m having a difficult time putting cohesive sentences together. 588 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis


In preparation for Methotrexate, I have been looking up possible side effects online because you should not do that and it will make you go insane! 356 more words

CellCept - not yet

Last December, I saw a new rheumatologist. He is a professor of very prestigious university and usually we don’t get to see him. But thankfully, I had another option available through my employer. 778 more words