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I get by with a little help from my friends…..

I’m not sure how people can do this alone, any form of sickness that is….. it is brutally lonely, even when you’re surrounded by caring friends and family, I can’t imagine going through something like this without the support system that I have. 1,121 more words


Water Logged

Life is all about timing, isn’t it? My body often surprises me with its eerie intuition. One night, without any warning, a sharp pain seared through my right knee. 489 more words

The Old Lady In My Bones

Why? vs. What for?

It occurred to me that goal-oriented people should ask “what for?” (and then “how?”) rather than “why?” It happened like this:

An acquaintance has rheumatoid arthritis. 398 more words

Thomas Kurz

So, what's up?

So, what’s been up?

We were supposed to be hit by Tropical Storm Erika last night. I have no idea what happened with that. I had everything ready for my storm and nothing. 1,044 more words

Chronic Illness

The Scooter Search

The Scooter Search

I’m having my left foot rebuilt in two weeks. Rebuilt? You ask. Yes, indeed. Specifically, Dr. McFooty will be performing a midfoot exostectomy and soft tissue removal, a midfoot valgus osteotomy and a hallux and lesser MTPJ capsulotomies (fuse big toe). 667 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis


A few months later I saw my Rheumatologist. It was a normal visit, she reviewed my labs and looked at my hands. As always there was nothing remarkable about the appointment. 79 more words


A Good Reason to Move to Hawaii

T-shirts hang from the doorway, over the backs of chairs, and on every spare hanger. It’s laundry day. Socks, underwear, and other loose items lay on the couch leaving few places to sit. 458 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis