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Easy Roast Beef

Sometimes having rheumatoid disease (rheumatoid arthritis) means you have to plan ahead in an attempt to save your spoons.  The past few days have been challenging, and the limitations that RD insisted on imposing on my life  served as a huge reminder of just how ugly and relentless this disease can be.  310 more words

In Which Stanford Pain Management Clinic Cares About My Satisfaction

I received an e-mail today, asking me to fill out a survey regarding my “satisfaction” with my visit to Stanford’s pain management center. Let me be very clear – I was honest. 1,545 more words

Chronic Illness

Rebuilding Mineral Stores - Life at the Fill Line

Rebuilding depleted mineral stores seems straight forward but is incredibly difficult. Even after you remove the heavy metals and toxins you have a lot of work ahead of you. 1,812 more words

Electromagnetic Frequencies

From the Bookshelf: Starting Again

I remember being a child, finding solace in books. I was, as Neil Gaiman has so eloquently described it, one of those feral children raised by libraries. 835 more words



No. No I am not healthy. I know that you can not see my disease. I mean, some days you may see me limp, or some days I may be a little rashy but overall my autoimmune diseases are what we like to call “invisible illnesses”. 265 more words

Shot in the Belly

Just thought I’d stop by and tell you how my last Humira injection went.

If you read my last post, you’ll know that self-injecting this medicine has been fraught with jitters for me. 443 more words


An Insufficient Spell

I was tallying up my medication one afternoon and noted it was time to call my drugstore for a renewal. I punched my way through the pharmacy’s automatic phone system, satisfied that in a couple of days I would have a new batch of medication. 581 more words

The Old Lady In My Bones