Emerging From My Worst Flare Yet

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When I come out of full-crisis mode, especially one that lasted longer than usual, it’s always strange to make that transition from the few square meters that my life had been physically reduced to, back to the full outside world. (It’s even stranger to realize that even though my house is not very large, some parts of it actually fall …

Accepting And Enjoying Life, Just As It Is

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“Let go of the tendency which we all have to want things to be different from how they are right now, and allow things to be exactly as you find them. Allow yourself to be exactly as you are.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn, Guided Mindfulness Meditation Quite often, when I am in a flare, I began to distance myself from the things …

Diagnosis Unsolved

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A Personal Story of Investigation and Hope for Those With Inflammation and Joint Pain This blog is dedicated to my personal story and attempt to solve an undiagnosed and mysterious condition I have experienced over the last few years. I would like to welcome you to my nemesis: severe and chronic inflammation in one specific area of the body – …

Book Review: Cedilla By Adam Mars-Jones

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It’s a tightrope that Adam Mars-Jones, in his second novel narrated by John Cromer, clearly relishes walking. Pilcrow, the first instalment, brought us John as a small child, struck down by Still’s disease, a form of rheumatoid arthritis, and consequently confined to bed or wheelchair for vast swathes of time, kept company by his thoughts, his books and his mother. …

Spoiler Alert!

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Yes, I’ve finally got some good news to share! As of a few hours ago, I finally started to experience a little bit of relief from my current flare. While I am not anywhere close to being out of the woods, this is the first time over the past few days that I can say that things are indeed better, …