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Being (In)visible

People who meet me for the first time are usually quite surprised to find out at some later point that I’m a cyborg – a term that I think my replacement hip, shoulder, and knee as well as the rods and screws in my spine well qualifies me. 56 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

No More Zero Days

Like a surfer, I’m riding the waves of my unhinged arthritis, just going with the rhythm. An immune system like this makes you learn to adapt to the rhythm of life. 560 more words


30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge… Day 4... How did family and friends react to "it"

So… I’m trying to figure out the “it” that people are reacting to.  My diagnosis… my situation… my life… This one is kind of tough.  I’m sitting in the chilly (it was in the 40s Fahrenheit this morning) foggy morning working from home.   511 more words


Wish I Had a Xanax

I need to call in a refill for my Xanax tomorrow. My daughters are auditioning for the Nutcracker. It’s the third year for my older daughter and the second year for my younger daughter. 588 more words

Autoimmune Life

Days like this..........

It is days like this that make me wish I could curl up into a ball and just sleep until the end of time. I have a compromised immune system due to rheumatoid arthritis and it seems that without fail I get sick every time school goes back in. 105 more words

The Painful Link Between Smoking & Salty Foods

If you’re a smoker and a snacker, it may be time to finally ‘just say no’ or read your nutrition labels more closely. A new study found that smokers who eat a lot of salty foods more than doubled their risk of rheumatoid arthritis. 278 more words