Justify yourself…

The symptoms… The past few months I have been really down.  Emotionally, financially, and physically.  My dog’s medical bills are weighing on me.  I feel constant stress over it.  I picked up another job so now I have three 10-12 hour work days to pay for her care.  I’m exhausted.  I justified that exhaustion to […]

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Who knows best…

Insurance is a blessing and a curse in my life.  I’m grateful to have coverage, but so frustrated a the antiquated system of step therapy that they industry still holds valid. I’ve written before about suffering for 7 years before finding a biologic drug that made me feel somewhat human again.  Why?  Because I had […]

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Cry or lie…

The why… I’ve been going through a lot lately.  Physically, financially, and emotionally.  Life has been a roller coaster without a stop button. I keep thinking about my mom’s favorite quote, “this too, shall pass”….and hope for a better tomorrow.  Lately, tomorrow seems to be a lifetime away as things pile up….but looking for the bright […]

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A little bit more…

I may have become cocky and over confident in my ability to tolerate pain.  On an average day, my fingers, elbows, shoulders, hips, lower back, knees, ankles and feet hurt. A lot.   Each day starts out with almost all my joints revolting when I try to stand up in the morning. It eases up […]

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My funny Valentine…

I am often asked about my #spooniedog, Georgia Grace.  She is still my feisty, stubborn, and adorable sidekick.  On days when I hurt, she has been very protective.  This is a change since my cat Lola passed.  Georgia was always the “world’s worst nurse” but has slowly become my greatest comfort as I’ve been battling […]

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You ain’t no copper penny…

Recently, I’ve been going through a lot a stress.  Health, family, pets, household issues, etc….if I wasn’t for bad luck, I’d seriously have none.  On top of it all, I’ve gained a ton of weight from both inactivity due to my broken foot and stress eating.  Then I ended up getting sick.  The kind of […]

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Professional patient…

I’ve always considered myself as lucky that I have amazing doctors. I recently decided to change primary care doctor because of the location and their hours. It was a bit too hard to get an appointment when I was sick. I found myself going to walk-in clinics when I had a sinus infection or bronchitis. […]

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He’s lucky he is so cute…

In another episode of “As my joints turn: my autoimmune soap opera”. I walked in from work on 1/3/2019. I was still on crutches and non-weight bearing due to my broken foot. I was hobbling into the living room with my coat on and two bags on my arm. My cat Milo decided to run […]

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Abled People Are From Mars, Disabled People Are From Venus….

I’ve been documenting my journey with my broken foot. It’s been frustrating, painful, and difficult to say the least. Non-weight bearing is hard when you don’t have autoimmune arthritis, but when you do, it’s nearly overwhelming. When I found out my foot hadn’t healed, I decided to stay at my parents’ house over the Christmas […]

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Four more weeks…

I had my follow up for my broken foot (AKA 5th metatarsal fracture) today.  I’ve been trying my best to not bear weight on my foot since 11/1/2018.  The past 46 days have been difficult.  I’ve tried my best to not walk.  I admit, it’s so hard in my stair-filled house, so there are times when […]

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