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More Good Than Harm

When I was thirty years old, I sat in a doctor’s office and learned something that would change my life. I had rheumatoid arthritis.

“Congratulations,” said the rheumatologist, “You have an old woman disease.” 277 more words

Undiscovered Country

My RA 10 minute exercise plan

Repeat after me


Historically, I have always been a mover: swimming laps, walking a big dog, yoga classes, physically active job, cancer rehab, silver sneakers core, tai chi, gardening, etc.   261 more words

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Are You Preparing for Disability?

We had a long weekend here in Canada so pardon my absence but I was busy socializing. We had a bbq for 12 on Saturday and it was fabulous. 618 more words

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Day Two: Take Control of Your Title and Tagline

For the month of August I’ll be participating in WordPress’s Blogging 101, a short course designed to introduce new bloggers to how this whole thing works. 274 more words

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My Big Fat Gluten Free Experiment - Day 1

The decision to try a gluten free diet has taken a few weeks to come to…because I love bread. Not that I ate that much if it on a calorie controlled diet, you understand, but the thought of NEVER getting to eat bread again left me cold! 86 more words

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Two Perspectives

My parents came over this weekend and offered me some interesting, if not entirely welcome, perspective on my employment situation. I probably deserve this though, because my parents have helped financially float us since I became disabled in 2008. 643 more words

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30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge: Day 19

Day 19: How do you feel about the future?

Had you asked me this question three years ago my answer would have probably been, WHAT FUTURE?! 138 more words