The Frenemy Within

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Love-hate relationships are never good, especially when dependency is involved. They are even worse when one is talking about drugs. Last night, before going to sleep, I shared news about today’s impending reduction of my “drug of choice”. The numerous replies that I received let me know that I was not alone. (To everyone who responded to my Facebook/Twitter posts, …

Good Things About Having Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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The Patient Experience My RA has been more in focus this week because of a comparatively minor flare that I have been dealing with since last Thursday. I have been letting the whole situation get to me on an emotional level and that rather irritates me. So- in an effort to take back my power over this disease- today I …

Finding Comfort Within The Discomfort

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What a day. I woke up at 12 noon, but didn’t get out of bed until 3 pm. Absolutely everything hurt, including my chest (even breathing was painful). My neck felt like it was being pulled apart; I attribute this symptom to all of the stress that I had to have been experiencing during this episode. And for the first …

More Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs

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Not Standing Still’s Disease Oh, I’m just your average, run-of-the-mill graduate student with Still’s Disease, working two jobs and trying to find balance in my life. Oh, also, I have an unhealthy addiction to pumpkin. And I love cows. Read More: http://notstandingstillsdisease.blogspot.com/ One Sick Cookie I had the thought the other day that I should begin blogging again. It gives …

Are You In The Superhero Wall Of Fame?

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About a year ago, I compiled a list of the superhero powers that had been submitted on the Superhero Wall of Fame here on my blog. I love this list, as it’s a wonderful reminder of how much we can do despite the fact that we live with chronic illness. Sometimes, when living with chronic pain and disability, it’s all …