RA Blog Week 2018: The good, the bad, and the ugly…

I am proud to participate in the 4th annual RA Blog Week.  Thanks to Rick Phillips for organizing this event every year. Day 1 Prompt: The Medicine – Patients with autoimmune disease often are not treated well by Doctors and Pharmacists when we ask for or receive prescription pain medicine.  What has been your experience?   Share […]

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As the list goes on…

In addition to my autoimmune arthritis and other chronic illnesses, I’ve written about my skin issues. Right before my diagnosis of Sjogren’s syndrome, I was diagnosed with a benign skin disease called DSAP (disseminated superficial actinic porokerotosis).  I basically get these little circles on my skin. They get hard and sometimes flake.  Over time, they […]

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So long summer…

I love summer.  I didn’t have the best summer, but regardless, I always hate seeing it come to an end.  Today is also Labor Day.  A day in which we, in the United States, honoring contribution and achievements of American workers.  I am still able to work with my chronic illnesses.  It’s far from easy. […]

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27 years and 3 days…

I wrote earlier this week about starting my 27th year  in the field of education.  I’m a speech therapist. You wouldn’t think a speech therapist would be on her feet  lot, but I work in schools and what do schools have??  LONG hallways and multiple flights of stairs.  I also work a part time job […]

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27 and counting…

Tomorrow marks my 27th year in a classroom.  I’ve had many different roles over the years.  My current role is as an speech-language pathologist in a public school system.  I love what I do.  Every job has it’s positive and negative aspects.  I love my helping my students become effective communicators, but I despise the […]

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Making Lemonade….

  I’m exhausted.  Utterly exhausted.  I shouldn’t be.  I’m not working.  I’m on vacation for two weeks, but I have no energy.  My body aches.  My bones are tired.  I feel 80 years old. I don’t like it. This was going to be my summer of getting stuff done.  I was going to write my […]

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Summa, summa, summa time…

I’ve been neglecting my blog this past month to focus on a book I was writing.  I had previously written 4-5 drafts before finally settling in a banging out a complete draft that I didn’t hate this summer.  I sent it to an editor and just  uploaded my book to be published.  It’s been a […]

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