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Fatigue, the crushing weight

And again today I feel like I am losing myself to the demon that is RA. 

From no sleep to hours and hours, punctuated by half waking moments where I heard my neices and nephew playing in the garden but was too bone achingly tired to even lift my head from the sofa.  341 more words


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Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. There are over a hundred different forms of arthritis. However, they all have the following common symptoms at the joint: stiffness, redness, swelling, and pain. 690 more words



I think we can all agree that having hope is pretty darn important. You hope you’ll make it to work on time. You hope you won’t get a speeding ticket. 294 more words


A Parisienne Interlude


When I was first entertaining the idea of writing a blog I consulted a few ‘experts’ that I know and trust and that I didn’t think would break out in laughter at the idea. 412 more words

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And I thought I'd get the answer, who was I kidding?

Returning to the Rheumatologist I recounted the events during my trip to Canada. She listened carefully with a look of what I took to be disbelief on her face. 130 more words

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Hear Our Voices!

Sometimes I (erroneously) state that RA has never brought blessings into my life. The fact is the connections I have made because of my illness through the online community and, increasingly, social media, are some of the blessings I cherish most. 549 more words

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HealtheVoices Conference!

I just attended an incredible conference in Jersey City, NJ comprised of health bloggers and advocates from all over the country, who all suffer from different chronic diseases. 115 more words