I’m lucky…

Living with chronic illness means always living on the edge of depression.  It’s depressing being sick. It’s depressing when you are sick and bad things happen in and around your life.  The past two months, I have broken my foot, had to take time off of my part-time job to recover (thus decreasing my income) […]

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In the news…

A few months ago, I was contacted by a writer looking to do a story about a patient for the American College of Rheumatology‘s online magazine, “The Rheumatologist“. She wanted to talk to someone who had attending the ACR’s annual Advocates for Arthritis event in Washington DC.  I was honored someone recommended me for the […]

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A scary good day…

On Monday, I had my annual mammogram.  The following day, I received a message that there was a problem and I needed to come back.  I missed the call and didn’t get the message until late, so I had to wait until this morning to call back.  The way the message sounded, there was an […]

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It’s time to walk, I mean TALK…

How many times have I donated to charity walks? About 500 in the past few years, I would guess.  I have a hard time walking myself, so I always feel the need to support others who can do so.  As the cofounder of a non-profit (International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis), we’ve often talked […]

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Warning: Over use of CAP LOCKS and a full-on rant inside….

Today was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (extra points if you know that book!)….well, I may be a little melodramatic, but my day sucked the life out of me.  It started with about 2.5 hours of sleep.  I had to use my crutches a lot yesterday while traveling home from my holiday […]

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Down I go, again….

I fell. Not sure how I did it, or why it happened, but I fell down two steps and crashed into the cement sidewalk at the bottom. I saw stars. I wasn’t sure if I hurt myself or not, but all I could think about was Georgia needs her insulin.  I need to be okay. […]

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Reality bites…

I saw this meme on facebook yesterday and it gave me all kinds of feelings.  I shared it and so many people posted sad faces.  I honestly didn’t share it to make people feel sad for me.  I shared it because It’s so comforting to realize I’m not the only one who felt this way. […]

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