Finding Peace In The Pain

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One of the most accommodating changes that I’ve made over the past year has been not making any commitments before 12 noon. If I’m doing fine, this means that I have a little more free time at the start of my day. During times like now, though, when moving in the morning lies somewhere between ‘very difficult’ and ‘just plain …

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Rheumatoid is a funny word Hello! Welcome to my corner of the internet. I’m a 22 year old undergraduate student currently trying to shove myself through two majors and come out unscathed on the other side. It’s been my dream to go to law school, and I take another step in that direction every day. After a professional diagnosis of …

Putting Out The Welcome Mat For My Pain

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Late last night, at around two in the morning, I finally finished reading Stephen King’s “11/22/63”. (It’s an excellent novel, which I would highly recommend.) As soon as I turned off the lamp on my nightstand, and rolled under the covers into my bed, I sensed a flare coming on. My 1st reaction: Oh no, here we go again… My …

Is It Possible To Get Used To Chronic Pain?

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For years, I would have adamantly said ‘no’. Less than 24 hours ago, though, I caught myself saying ‘yes’. Yesterday afternoon, right before my physical therapy session, I went to get a haircut. The lady who cut my hair yesterday was the same lady who’s been cutting my hair since 2003…longer than I’ve (officially) been living with rheumatoid arthritis. (My …