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Weekly Emancipation: I Choose to Live

It takes courage to say to yourself that is will be okay and to know that it will be okay, no matter what today brings. It takes courage to smile, in present darkness,and it takes courage to laugh, to disconnect for a moment, away from your pain. 490 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatologically Speaking

So yeah, my appointment with the Rheumatologist finally came. I’ve been eagerly awaiting getting to the bottom of the situation with my hands. I spent the first twenty minutes at the Diagnostic Clinic filling out intake paperwork,  then I went upstairs to meet my new Doctor.  419 more words

RA - Rheumatoid Arthritis-A Society Of Misunderstanding

Understanding:  Sympathetically aware of other people’s feelings; tolerance, being sensitive of others needs, being kind, thoughtful, merciful and patient.  All of the things we need to help us through our struggles with and against Rheumatoid Arthritis. 775 more words


Ever Heard of Infectious Arthritis?

Infectious arthritis, also known as septic arthritis, occurs when the fluid and tissues surrounding a joint become infected. It can cause pain, swelling, and fever. 293 more words


I'm back, and here's what I'm gonna do

If you’d been following my blog posts in the past, you may have noticed I disappeared for a while. That’s because I got really sick, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, went through a lot of meds to find the right doses and such, etc. 315 more words

Chronic Pain

Mama, I got the rheumies! (or, Finding out I had rheumatoid arthritis)

Last October, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. That was kind of a bummer, because last summer, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. And prior to that, I was diagnosed with chronic migraines and IBS and herniated discs and occipital neuralgia… ya that’s all the physical things in a nutshell. 462 more words

Chronic Pain

The Reality of a Full-time Patient

Yesterday started like almost every other day. I woke up around 6:30am, cringing before I even opened my eyes. The pain wasn’t too bad, but it was definitely there. 1,523 more words

The Journey