I've not taken a proper vacation since my dog was diagnosed with diabetes. I refused to leave her for over two years until this past September, when I traveled to Washington DC for 2 nights for a patient advocacy trip. I admit that I was a wreck until I had her back in my arms.... Continue Reading →
With a hope and a flare….
This past week, I've been dealing with one of the worst flare ups of my disease in years. I say the word "disease" because honestly, no one seems to know for sure what I have. Sometimes I'm told I have rheumatoid arthritis. Other times, I'm told I have psoriatic arthritis or spondyloarthopathy. All I know....is... Continue Reading →
Sorry for smiling….
Recently, social media has been buzzing with the warning that the government will soon be using social media tracking to crack down on disability fraud. I wouldn't say this is surprising. People have been spying on the disabled for years. Growing up, I always heard how people "faked disability" to milk the system. My family... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
‘Twas the night before a snowstorm…
** February 2019. Another storm is coming and I feel it all over my body. Be well my friends and stay warm and safe. Enjoy one of my favorite posts. (March 2018) There is a HUGE snow storm coming tonight and tomorrow. Large amounts of wet, heavy snow is expected. The meteorologists are all over... Continue Reading →