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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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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I hope you laugh…

I spend time with a lot of kids.  In my work and in my life, I am surrounded by kids a lot. The other day, a kid came up to me and our conversation went something like this: Kid: I feel so bad for you. Me: Why? Kid: I read your book. Me: (thinking kid […]

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My Tail bone’s connected to my foot bone??

Today, I had jury duty.  It went a little something like this: 1. Ask to park in the handicapped parking area, but am sent to the farthest spot away from the elevators because the juror parking lot is closed and they don’t have a handicapped spot in that section. 2. Am told that if I […]

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RA Blog Week 2018: Day 5 (Another Wildcard): Politics

Honored to be a part of this 4th annual RA Blog Week 2018.  Thanks to Rick Phillips for organizing and inviting me to participate.  Today’s topic is not one I was able to respond to, so I decided to do another wild card.  Here is today’s prompt: Politics – Health is always a hot item for […]

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RA Blog Week 2018: Day 4, Research…

I’m proud to be a part of the 4th annual RA blog week.  Today’s prompt:  Research – Do you incorporate research into your disease management? If you do explain how and what difference it has made. If not discuss why not. Help us understand any barriers you have experienced to using research about Rheumatic Disease. […]

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RA Blog Week #2: Because…

I’m proud to be participating in RA Blog week for the 4th year!  It’s always an honor to be included. Today’s blog prompt is:  Tips – How do you stay fit, cope with stress, relax, or capitalize on a great day. Tell us your secrets for the best life possible……But I’m opting out and doing […]

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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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