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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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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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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Times like these….

I love music.  I love concerts.  The more my disability progresses, the harder it is for me to attend concerts.  See I’m one of those people in the middle.  I definitely struggle with mobility, but I’m not truly in need of a wheelchair.  I’m a “need-a-cane-some-of-the-time” kind of person.  Concerts tend to be in big […]

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When being neurotic is a good thing…

Yesterday was stressful.  I decided to get my nails done after work.  Before heading to the salon, I stopped by the house to walk the dog and give her some medication.  It was too early to feed her and give her insulin, but I figured I’d only be gone for 2 hours, so I had […]

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‘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 […]

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For those who’ve been rejected…

I honestly don’t know where to start.  I just saw a headline about Aetna Insurance.  Basically, a former medical director, who was also a doctor, admitted under oath that he never read a patient’s chart before denying or approving coverage of treatments.  Instead, he followed what he stated was “Aetna training” in which nurses would […]

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…..and all I got was a good parking spot.

While shopping, I overheard someone complaining how they needed to park in the handicapped spot at the drug store because they sprained their ankle and it hurt to walk.  A sprained ankle hurts like hell.  I get it.  You see my joints feel like they are sprained and/or broken most of the time.  They swell, […]

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Check it out

…..my latest blog on The Mighty.  Read about my life with Georgia Grace.   I always write about myself as a person living with multiple chronic illnesses (rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Graves’ disease, high blood pressure, and disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis), but today I am going in another direction. My beautiful dog, Georgia Grace is a […]

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