Life On The Big Screen

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I’ve never been a big fan of mainstream Hollywood movies. Sure, they often leave us feeling happy inside, win many awards, and earn a lot of money…but for me, personally, they are a little too predictable. Instead of spending my viewing time feeling intrigued and wondering what will happen next, I can normally be found marking off all the check …

Off Day | Day Off

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“The best cure for an off day is a day off.” -Frank Tyger Once again, I have been asked by my physical therapist to not move any more than is absolutely necessary – my left leg is so inflamed, that the muscles and tendons are pressing against the sciatic nerve, causing an exponential jump in the levels of pain that …

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Biggest Superheroes Of Them All!

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A Nation Unaware: We Need To Increase Juvenile Arthritis Awareness by Ashley Boynes “She’s just a hypochondriac.” “He’s lying.” “It’s all in their head. They just want attention.” “You’re faking!” “Oh, you’re too young for arthritis.” These are all phrases that children and teens with juvenile arthritis will, unfortunately, come across many times during the course of their lives and …

Positivity: Counterbalancing The Negative

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I’ve been cruising along at the same altitude since my last blog post a couple of days ago. No, I haven’t gotten any better…but more importantly, I haven’t gotten any worse. This most recent uptick in symptoms shouldn’t be too much of a surprise for me, as it coincided perfectly with the end of a  Prednisone push that I started …

Two Steps Forward One Step Back

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‎”Without the life I live I’d miss one last thing. Whenever pain lets go a little and stiffness releases, the sweet plain world comes nearer, more intense and eager, like stillness touching the ear after cries and shouting.” -Mary Felstiner, Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis Today is the fourth day of the new year…it’s also …