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Ketchup Session

I’m back! I have been busy with work and school and doctor visits but I finally snuck some time in to blog a little bit and oh my gosh I have a lot to catch you up on! 285 more words


Pacing myself

I have noticed a bit of a pattern in how I respond to the ups and downs of living with RA. When I have pain and fatigue, I can feel overwhelmed and want to stop everything. 465 more words

Hi there! Let me introduce myself.

Hello everyone! I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Stephanie Perfino. I’m a 40 year old, OMG it always feels so weird saying that because I feel nowhere near 40 more like mid 20’s to be honest, wife to my high school sweetheart Jesse, mom to our 3 beautiful kids ages 22, 19, 17, and our 4 furbaby pomeranians. 645 more words

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect the Heart?

People with RA have the highest risk for heart disease. This includes heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, and atherosclerosis.

One study reported in Nature Reviews Rheumatology finds more than 50 percent of the premature deaths in people with RA are related to heart disease. 215 more words

NewLife Outlook

How'd We Get Here?

At the age of 5 (YES 5 years old) I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.

Living with UC as a young child I remember feeling embarrassed (because let’s face it what kid talks about poop with their friends) countless trips to the doctor and colonoscopies.  391 more words


A Review of Herbal Treatment Options for the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a multifactorial progressive autoimmune disease, causes inflammation and hypertrophy in synovial tissue in joints, leading to joint tissue destruction. Treatment of RA includes a multicomponent regimen including herbs. 811 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What to consider when using Marijuana to treat pain

As more people are learning, acknowledging and utilizing Marijuana as opposed to the highly addictive prescription pain medications currently hawked by big Pharma the question of using Cannabis is being explored on a much grander scale. 334 more words