Who am I??

I was recently interviewed for a project. I was asked to describe myself. So I talked about my career as a speech language pathologist, educator, patient, patient advocate, and writer. I described my life as a single woman living with multiple chronic illnesses and how I take care of a dog with more chronic illnesses […]

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This is, I mean Hindsight is 20/20…

I’ve documented pretty clearly that my 2019 was for all intents and purposes, craptastic. As a result, I’ve become a person that I don’t recognize in the mirror. I’m not big on making New Year Goals. I never keep them. What I am going to do is focus on being positive and making small positive […]

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A blue Christmas…

Today I have been feeling a bit blue. The combination of the holidays, my finances, my health, and Georgia’s health has me feeling really down. Losing a loved one earlier this year has also torn at my heart for months. Things just keep piling up. Lately, it seems like no matter what I do, I […]

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Chronic pet lovers…

I was recently asked to have Georgia (my dog) co-host The International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis’s AiArthritis Voices 360 podcast. The reason being, we wanted to discuss how important pets are to people living with chronic illness. Georgia getting ready for her debut! I’ve always been an animal lover and growing up, my […]

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Making Lemonade with Georgia Grace by Kelly Conway

When life gives you lemons, you have to make a choice: you can choose to remain bitter or you can add something to make that lemon sweeter. When Kelly brought her puppy Georgia Grace home, she could never have predicted all the medical emergencies they would endure together. Their love for each other was what […]

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Voices matter…

I cofounded the International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (IFAA) in 2013 with three fellow patients Tiffany Westrich-Robertson, Tami Brown, and Amanda John.  Our mission has always been to use our voices to impact education, awareness, and research.  We’ve grown and evolved over the years, but we always held fast to the idea that our […]

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I am an impatient patient…

The past few weeks, I’ve been documenting my battle with an upper respiratory virus/sinus infection/laryngitis, etc. Three weeks in, and I’m still not well.  I feel like I may have turned a corner because my voice is a tad bit better.  I’m still on antibiotics, but off of prednisone.  Thankfully, sleep is a bit easier […]

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RD Blogweek Day 5: Advice…

I’m proud to participate in the 5th annual RA Blog Week.  Today’s topic: Advice – What advice would you give to your newly diagnosed self after what you’ve learned living with RD?   Today has been a very difficult day.  Not because of my help, but because of my dog’s health.  The past three days […]

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RD Blog Week: Day4: Community

I’m so honored to be participating in the 5th annual RD Blog week.  Today’s topic is: Community – Our community is often hard on each other, even going as far as accusing others of not having RA when they can physically do more than others. How can we educate our own community on RA and […]

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RD Blog week 2019: Day 3: Disability

I’m proud to participate in the 5th annual RD blog week.  Today is day three and the topic is: Disability – Discuss your feelings about our position within the disabled community with variable disability. How do you deal with limitations that are present some days and not others? Professionally, I’m a speech-language pathologist and I […]

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