Solving Puzzles

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Over the past week, I have been dealing with a severe case of lumbalgia, or lower back pain. The muscles are so contracted they they are pressing down on the sciatic nerve, resulting in a sharp, disabling pain along the entire length of my left leg. After daily physical therapy session this past week, though, I am happy to share …

WendyBird

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I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2001 when I was 32, and have been struggling to maintain control of my body ever since. I began running in 2007 and have gone from not being able to run for a minute to running a full marathon. I hope my story will inspire others to reach for the stars, even if …

Focus

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A week ago today, I took one of the most important steps in battling depression. I admitted that I was depressed. And just like that, things seemed to get so much better. Okay, so they didn’t get better overnight…it took me a few days to completely come out of my slump. I did, however,  immediately start occupying myself with things …

Confessions Of An Optimist

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy is very grateful for all of the messages of support that he continually receives. Yesterday, one of my longtime readers Carla wrote the following comment here on my blog: As you know, I’ve been following your blog for a while (almost since I was first diagnosed more than 2 years ago). You seem to have made such …

Sleeping Through My Pain

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Earlier today, I was thinking about the role that sleep plays in my life. My relationship with sleep has changed quite a bit over the years. When I was an architecture student for eight years, sleep was something I barely knew. On one too many nights, I cranked through drawing after drawing and model after model, only to step out …