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On Living with Acute Chronic Pain: Please Don't Treat Me Like a Drug Addict!


This is a look into the chronic pain and sadness of RA told by blogger and author Kate Mitchell.

It’s 9:41 on a Wednesday and I have been trying to sleep for almost 2 hours. 498 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Time for music...

Have had a slight hiccup in my treatment for RA this week, which is frustrating and slightly depressing.

To cut a long story short I have regular bloods because the chemotherapy med (methotrexate) I’m taking is known to sometimes cause liver damage.  518 more words


Admitting The Inevitable: When Medications No Longer Work

Guest post by Leslie Rott.

During the #ChronicLife experiment, in which I live tweeted for 48 hours, I announced that my current medication regimen, the one I’ve been on the longest ever, is… 947 more words


Poem - This Woman

She stops; this woman, and looks around.
This point, this now, this girl, who’s she? Is she really where she was meant to be?

Never her aim, this winding path, with hills to climb and stones so sharp. 196 more words


Still Catching the Dreams...

A passing comment on a forum today got me thinking about dreams.  Not the crazy vivid ones I have most times I sleep, or the “I want to marry Jon Bon Jovi” sort (though Jon if you’re reading I’m still open to offers). 570 more words


Pain... & Strategic Planning?!

I had my first appointment today with the Pain Management Clinic at the hospital (GP referral).  I had absolutely no idea what to expect, and was a little trepidatious to say the least.  836 more words


Cytokines, exciting things!

The lovely Lene Anderson (author of the amazing book Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis), shared a link today to an article from The Rheumatologist, entitled “ 415 more words