Mestizo Baroque

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“A human being is only breath and shadow.” — Sophacles Two years ago I purchased a Canon Rebel digital srl camera, with the idea of learning how to take photos in manual mode. As I mentioned in my last post, it was only this past week that I finally switched from fully automatic to manual mode. These photos are the …

The Game Of Life

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Soon after I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis a few years ago, my world seemed to split into two spheres. Everything that I used to enjoy doing slowly seemed to fade away. What used to be the present was now the past, and day by day “my life” became more and more distant. At a certain point, it became “my …

Resilience

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Resilience in psychology is the positive capacity of people to cope with stress and catastrophe. It also includes the ability to bounce back to homeostasis after a disruption. Thirdly, it can be used to indicate having an adaptive system that uses exposure to stress to provide resistance to future negative events. Wikipedia: Psychological Resilience I have a feeling at the …

Actemra & Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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New data being presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) congress demonstrates that RoActemra (known as Actemra outside Europe) is highly effective in improving the signs and symptoms of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA), a severe childhood arthritis, where there are no currently licensed treatments. More Info: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100618-700308.html?mod=WSJ_World_MIDDLEHeadlinesEurope ACTEMRA is a prescription medicine called an interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor inhibitor. …

Things Are Looking Up

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There are some days (today would be one of them), when out of the blue, I suddenly think: “Wow – the worst of this current flare has actually passed!” Looking back at the past handful of days, I can see that I am moving a little bit easier in the mornings. My energy levels are still low and I continue …