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A Glimpse

I had my second carpal tunnel surgery 4 days ago (will cover that ordeal in a future post!) and have been recovering since. I have spent the majority of the past few days at home, sleeping or resting. 204 more words

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Working Out and Feeling Bad

Usually I feel good after a workout, but I started working out harder yesterday and today. I’m paying for it now. I used heavier weights than usual, and my trapezius muscles are as tight as a drum and I feel a headache coming on. 767 more words

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Nonmaleficence

According to Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary,  nonmaleficence is the ethical principles of doing no harm, based on the Hippocratice maxim, primum non nocere, first do no harm.  518 more words

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As Good As It Gets

Ever since I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, 3 years ago, I’ve had a burning question. A question that I’ve really wanted to ask but that I also really didn’t want to have answered: 471 more words

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The Perfect Storm

This past week was most definitely not the greatest.  Seven long days of relentless symptoms, brought on by the perfect storm: stress and a medication decrease.  600 more words

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What Does Your Bedside Table Reveal About You?

What do the items on your bedside table reveal about you? Mine clearly says that an arthritic lives here. I’ve learned that preparedness is a must when sick and there isn’t anyone readily available to help. 716 more words

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What is a Flare?

Just what is a “flare”? Medically speaking the term is not recognized as a medical condition because a set of guaranteed symptoms cannot be assigned to the term.  905 more words

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