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My Christmas

My Christmas Day w/ His Lovely Family

it was truly a nerve wrecking day..well at least the day before Christmas Day… I met my boyfriend’s family on his mother’s side, but I didn’t get to meet her. 1,075 more words


Gout: Managing Flare-Ups at Home

Chronic illness sufferers have become all too acquainted to living with chronic pains. And, gout sufferers are no exception. Few things are more painful than a joint that is red, inflamed, swollen, and radiating heat, during a gout flare-up. 431 more words

Last Post

I have been quite busy of late. But, I hadn’t realized that my last post was in June! What have you been up to since then? 532 more words

It's been ages...

Wow, it’s been ages since I’ve blogged on here! I can’t even recall, at this time, what all has changed in the past 10 months or so! 564 more words


Being Gluten-Free

On 12th July I was given some more results. I have a light form of ulcerative colitis and a gluten intolerance. Since then I have been eating gluten-free. 904 more words


Trying something new

After 12 years of living with palindromic rheumatism and experimenting with various lifestyle and dietary changes I’ve made the decision to start taking new medication in addition to the hydroxychloraquine that I already take. 477 more words

Palindromic Rheumatism

Things not to say to someone with a Chronic Illness

I found this image the other day and thought it was absolutely perfect. Having a chronic illness means you get these statements all the time. 92 more words