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Guest Post - T1D Family Story

Jules reached out to me last week in the Dannii Foundation Facebook group. She has kindly accepted my offer to share her family story here today, in order to raise awareness of the importance of government funding towards Continuous Glucose Monitoring. 945 more words


Jingle Bell Run/Walk

I just finished editing and posting the photos I took at last weekend’s “Jingle Bell Run/Walk” which was put on by the Arthritis Foundation’s Upper Midwest Chapter. 60 more words


A Stolen Day of Bliss

Water rolled down a slotted coffee-colored panel nestled in stones, simulating a stream bubbling over a bed of rocks. Soft music played from hidden speakers lulling me into another world deprived of the roar of traffic, the drone of people, the beeping and quivering of cell phones and computers. 691 more words

The Old Lady In My Bones

Physical Evidence

Like many RA patients, there is often a gap between how I feel and what my lab results or other tests actually show. This is compounded by the fact that I am R factor negative, meaning that a standard test for diagnosing RA comes back normal (even though I’ve lost three major joints to the disease). 405 more words

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Another (paid) RA research study

I happen to already be registered with Focus Pointe Global which does medical research — everything from surveys to clinical trials. They are currently looking for participants in an upcoming study on RA. 150 more words

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Trying to catch the rain....

This may start by sounding a bit egocentric, but sometimes I’m fascinated by the way my mind works! I mean the underlying subconscious thoughts we have, without any kind of input from our conscious self.  668 more words


My month on Atkins

As you may recall I enlisted a Naturopathic Biochemist for assistance with managing my numerous Lupus symptoms. Really I was just wanting a different idea of my… 507 more words