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What About the Patient in Pain?

Meet CARA. CARA stands for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act which was overwhelmingly passed by Congress then signed into law by President Obama in mid-July. 98 more words

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TBT - The Mystery of the Damaged Lungs

Back in the summer of 2012, my doctor wanted to try me on a biologic medication, but since they are so pricey there is a requirement that you try combinations of the less expensive drugs first. 617 more words

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FU.RA - I'm Getting Married!

Back in February of 2010 my first arthritis symptoms started. In April of 2010 I went on my first date with the man I am marrying on Saturday. 736 more words

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Progress...?

Today it happened. This morning was the best morning I had in a month… I got my own sock on. Now most of you may think this is the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard but do you know what this means? 624 more words

RA pain - the real feels

“What does the pain really feel like?”

That question is regular. It’s consistent.

It’s kind of like living with arthritis and it’s wonderful daily reminder of its existence.

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AIP day 31

8/21/2016

Avocados are almost ripe… Fast Mimicking Diet Tuesday.

Food: black & raspberries, coffee, chicken,  tea, pork, potatoes, cauliflower

20 oz H2O

Stats for the day… 92 more words

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For Me, I'm Doing Okay

If you have a chronic illness, you learn to hate that innocuous question, “How are you?” I have found myself caught between smiling and saying “fine” and biting both my tongue and the urge to dump TMI about how I really feel. 396 more words

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