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Wordless Wednesday

First post of The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge!

Since this is the start of HAWMC, post a picture
that shows how excited you are for the next 30… 24 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hydrotherapy and feelings of worthlessness.

The worst thing about hydrotherapy is that unlike actually working out, where you get better and healthier and stronger as you go, all you are doing is trying to keep feeling awful at bay. 28 more words

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a general term that covers 200 specific forms of the condition, ranging from osteoarthritis, which is the most prevalent, to rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout and systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE). 761 more words


As Good As It Gets

Ever since I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, 3 years ago, I’ve had a burning question. A question that I’ve really wanted to ask but that I also really didn’t want to have answered: 471 more words

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Is AIP for me?

I take a lot of drugs on a daily basis. Not even the fun ones. Just joking, but seriously… they ain’t fun. Having always relied heavily on my various consultants, some of whom have very differing opinions from one another (always fills you with confidence, that), apart from a general idea of ‘staying healthy’, diet has never been top of my list when thinking about alleviating symptoms. 324 more words

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Cat Bravery

My cat Lucky hasn’t always had an easy life, but he’s never lost his openness to love. I realize now that this is a bravery I’ve lost somewhere in my autoimmune battles – being brave enough to embrace hope. 428 more words


Spring Break & Disability...It's A Bad Mix

It’s the first day of spring break…my three-year-old son has a week off from special needs preschool. Spending 10 hours a day alone with my autistic son is enough to put this disabled mama in her grave. 497 more words