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The Traveling Swing Play Set

In 1998, the eldest daughter purchased and had this swing play set erected in her backyard.  I said, “Oh, this is great for the grands.  Little did I know how much happiness and joy this swing play set would open my life up to. 404 more words


Today is the day! Tonight I give my last presentation in a classroom, hard to believe that I will be only enrolled in dissertation hours this semester and next….and then hopefully graduation!!! 180 more words

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Being realistic

When I started this blog I wanted to document my recovery from my shoulder replacement and my fight with Rheumatoid Arthritis whilst trying to be positive. 394 more words

Rheumatoid Onset and Diagnosis

Diagnosis and Onset

I was diagnosed with Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis in December 2013 following admission and a week-long stay in hospital with severe symmetrical pain, stiffness and an inability to move my hands. 499 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Participate in the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases

If you have RA you should consider participating in research on the disease. The National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB) is the largest patient-reported research data bank for rheumatic disorders in the United States. 167 more words

This One's for The Girls

Gentleman, avert your eyes, this post is not for the squeamish. I am about to broach a sensitive feminine issue. Ladies listen up – it’s bad enough we have to deal with arthritis, but on top of the challenge and frustrations of the old lady in our bones, we must also deal with the fluctuating hormones that rule our bodies at certain times of the month…yes, you know what I am talking about, our regular ( and in some cases, not so regular) monthly visitor that shows up, wreaks havoc in all sorts of ways and then wanders off, not to be seen again for another twenty-eight days, leaving us to clean up the ruins. 240 more words

The Old Lady In My Bones

This week

This week has certainly been a tough one! Not only have I been focusing on finishing my coursework but I have also been doing the insurance battle again! 422 more words

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