Ups & Downs

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Usually, the frequency of my blog posts is a pretty good indicator of how I am doing. When I write less regularly, I’m usually feeling better. When I write more regularly, I’m usually feeling worse. The reason for this is twofold. First, putting my challenging experiences down in words helps me process them and cope with them. Second, when I’m …

Getting Closer To Myself: For All We Know…

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Illness has changed my life in tangible and intangible ways. For all I know, it may be simultaneously the best and worst thing that has ever happened to me. It has given me perspective. I think it’s easy to think about the things we can’t do because of illness. But it’s harder to think of the things that illness has …

How Can You NOT Laugh At A Time Like This?

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Having a sense of humor is essential to health, says singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich, who has found laughter to be a lifesaver during tough times. Under the stress of multiple illnesses and constant health “care,” Ulbrich one day snapped—and became the Singing Patient. She channeled her hard-won victories, set about reclaiming her health, and penned How Can You NOT Laugh at …

Best Wishes!

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My sister-in-law, who lives with a yet to be determined autoimmune disease, is having rotator cuff surgery tomorrow in order to repair some torn tendons in her shoulder. Please join me in sending her best wishes for a safe surgery and speedy recovery. If you have undergone this procedure yourself, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share a …

RA Guy’s Secret To Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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On days like today, when the pain sometimes seems like it’s too much to handle even when I’m staying still, I’m always on the lookout for a good source of humor. I’m pleased to announce that I just found such a source…a source which gave me a good, hearty chuckle. You see, I always thought that walkers were for individuals …