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When your heart wants something but the mind is not ok with it...

After taking double dose of cortishot for a week finally my body, flares and pains are under my control. Last week when nothing seems to be working anymore I have made up my mind to quit my job , stay at home and take care of my health. 247 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The London Marathon

So today I should have been running the London Marathon. My first marathon.

I have wanted to run London my entire life. I knew as soon as I started running it was going to be my ultimate target. 351 more words


Diagnosis Days - from RR to RA

Almost a year ago now I wrote about the day of my diagnosis and made it sound oh so dramatic… which in my defence at that point it felt that way. 867 more words

Numb me out

Struggling again. Sciatica pain has stopped me from doing more than just walking (which hurts). Now that I’m close to the end of my radio drama script, I took the time to really look at the terms and conditions on the BBC site. 479 more words

Learning to pace myself

I am still learning how to pace myself under the changes to health and lifestyle that RA brings. I keep trying to do what I did before, and I simply cannot. 531 more words

Advanced Skills

Mycoplasma Bacteria Tied To Chronic Illness

In one study on 203 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients, around 70 percent had mycoplasma DNA in their bloodstream, indicating the presence of mycoplasmas. In contrast, only nine percent of 70 healthy individuals compared carried such signs. 148 more words

Woohoo for Pilates... and other news!

I have just realised I haven’t posted on this blog THIS YEAR! Shocking neglect! Part of the reason is that I haven’t been having much in the way of RA problems – things haven’t been perfect but I’ve felt generally much better since Christmas than I have for quite a while … until a couple of weeks ago, when I started to get morning stiffness (I’ve had NONE most of the year) and some pain. 490 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)