What I Did During My Recent Break

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During my recent break, I rode through fields of black, volcanic sand. I brushed my hands around, and felt the thick blanket of electrical energy that surrounded every square inch of my body. (Volcanos will either drain you, or amp you right up.) I drove past field of seemingly endless llamas and vicuñas. I stopped to take photographs of pre-Incan …

Things Do Get Better

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“The pain never goes away. But things DO get better.” In the years following my RA diagnosis — when I struggled just to come up for air between endless bouts of excruciating pain — I frequently heard the words above, from people who had been living with this for a long time. And I didn’t get it, no matter how …

Embracing the Pain

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Over the past couple of months, I’ve made a concerted effort to EMBRACE the pain. (Even more so than I’ve done in the past…) And while is hasn’t been easy, it has been possible. I know what many people might be thinking — it’s *never* going to happen, RA Guy (embracing the pain, that is). I totally get that, because …