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The Need For Empathy

I was going to write today about decisions, and how RA affects them, but my mind is stuck on an ‘incident’ from this weekend, so this decision has been made for me by RA! 558 more words



I’m trying out voice dictation on the iPhone and it seems to be working very well. I am actually quite surprised. The only drawback I’ve found so far is that you can’t delete words without typing. 367 more words


Blame The Victims ?

One of the most frustrating aspects of working as a Primary Care Physician is to have to speak with patients, on a daily basis, who present with complaints about which, realistically, I will be able to do absolutely NOTHING. 435 more words

Antihypertensive Medication

After Arthritis

Before Arthritis I dreaded exercise

Now I love it

I cherish my good days

And relish when I have good movement

On the days when I am stiff and sore… 58 more words


Getting Coverage with a Pre-Existing Condition

Part of my worries over the past few months of research have been dedicated to finding long-term international health insurance for my journey abroad. Taiwan- my premiere destination- has National Health Insurance, but I figured I’d have to maintain some kind of stateside insurance to avoid being penalized for a lapse of coverage back home. 637 more words

May Be This Way

I always love Anne Hughes’ installations. I like this one even better with the duct dots above.

The ZIA opening reception was very, very nice and warm. 728 more words


The last few weeks - mostly 'pants' but some great highlights!

It all started on Good Friday (aka the first day of passover). I had to work all day and when I got home I had a slight cough – but hey, I often have a slight cough. 931 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)