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Hair I love you

   You have been with me all of my life, I don’t remember one day with out you. I have always thought of you as never ending, ever lasting…I have taken you for granted, and I am so sorry. 484 more words


Fifty Shades of No Thank You (A thank-you note to my Lupus.)

I always hated the term “falling in love.” Now bear with me, dolls, this movie/book review is deeply saturated with autoimmune goodness, just wait.  I will get there. 1,511 more words


Radiology versus Neurology

As I suspected, the radiology report confirms that there are “no significant changes” in my MRI. After messaging my neuro’s staff about this update, I was told that the doctor still disagrees–apparently he’s communicated as much to the radiology department. 130 more words



Now about the medications that I am taking orally that vitamins are pretty much what they are and the only side effects are with the Iron which of course causes constipation (TMI I know but its the truth and I will be honest) I am taking 3 pills a day which is quite a bit so I have to take a stool softner, fiber supplement and eat lots of active cultured yogurt.   823 more words

Day 58-65 Chemotherapy

Last Wednesday I was expecting my second intrathecal injection. There was a delay with the doctor coming round, and by about 14:30 I was resigned to the fact it wasn’t going to happen (noting that the doctors finish at 17:00). 796 more words


Surviving a body falling to pieces

It’s really tough when every time you go to the doctors and they find yet another thing wrong with you.  I saw my rheumatologist last week and I was praying that he would find something wrong with me that could actually be cured.  468 more words

Chronic Pain

Stopping DMARDs Often Unnecessary for RA Patients Prior to Orthopaedic Surgery

Most patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will undergo orthopaedic surgery during the course of their disease, and more than 80% of that cohort will be taking traditional or biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) at the time of their operations. 170 more words

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