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Everyone has an 'Opinion'...

My Mom and Dad had been after me to get a second opinion. They didn’t seem to think a little swelling on a airplane could be anything serious, after all it wasn’t that unusual among their friends. 432 more words


Finding my own way

I have gone years trying to fix my body.  I’ve seen dozens of doctors  from general practitioners, rheumatologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists.  I have taken advice from friends, family, coworkers and even strangers.  185 more words

Just Like Paradise

The old David Lee Roth tune comes to mind this morning, yet it is antithetical to how I’m feeling since Thursday’s Remicade infusion.

This visit ended with a twist of sorts as my hips were injected with steroids in an effort to curb some of the pain. 171 more words

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Day Sixteen

Today is not so different from the days before. Although I ate corn on the cob, which indicated on John Pagano’s Healing Psoriasis book, that corn is an acidic food. 204 more words


Day Fourteen

Today I started the day with black tea, agave nectar as substitute for sugar, and almond milk as substitute for creamer. For lunch I had iceberg lettuce and grilled chicken seasoned with lemon pepper and salt. 253 more words


Day Twelve

Today was a bit different than the days before. I had green tea this morning with iceberg salad and homestyle ranch dressing. Boy I am really getting tired of salad. 135 more words


Day Eleven

I started the day with green tea instead of coffee. My family is eating fried eggs and rice for breakfast and my tummy is turning! Oh how I miss rice… I had a pink lady apple and two cups of iceberg salad with a tablespoon of homestyle ranch for breakfast… again! 295 more words