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Nothing is holding my interest today. Nothing. I’m so frustrated. I try playing piano for a bit. All I can think of is the Star Trek intro. 341 more words


Running down

A year ago, right after I turned 50, I had just run my first 5k fun run and was feeling on top of the world. I was fit, I was full of energy, and I was happier than I’d been in a long time. 324 more words


A Moment of (Re)Understanding

This morning I had an appointment at Stanford’s Pain Management Center.

A bit of backstory – is that I have begun looking for another way to treat my Rheumatoid Arthritis.   1,264 more words

Chronic Illness

Research: A Hope Killer

  It’s difficult for me to figure out where to begin and where to end these first blog entries. I briefly considered writing a memoir, because words flow easier when I don’t have to hit “pause” on them. 499 more words

Chronic Illness

Zero Carb Interview: Rose Nunez Smith

1. How long have you been eating a Zero Carb (No Plant Foods) diet?

I took two runs at Zero-Carb eating. The first was in 2008, when I was stalled at around 190 pounds after a year on Protein Power (by Drs. 2,856 more words


My first post - All about elbows! 

So…up until 6 months ago I had rheumatic nodules on both my left & right elbow (they’d been steadily emerging for about 2 years) and I had an operation for them to be removed – the right elbow was done in September 2014 & the left on New Years Eve…a great night I had seeing in the new year with a painful arm in plaster! 232 more words


And Then There Was One..

✔️ Physical

✔️ EKG

✔️ Bloodwork

One week from tomorrow, I’ll have surgery on my left wrist. I eventually need to have nerve release surgery on my left elbow and my right wrist, but I’m starting off slow. 276 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis