Tag Archives | Living With Illness

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Where I was.Jun 30th

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**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lifescript.com Ok guys, those of you who have stuck with me from the beginning KNOW where I’ve come from. I mean, RIGHT? I don’t let a day pass where I don’t remember and recognize where I was just two years ago. Rheumatoid arthritis. I […]

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Joy: Don’t stop believing.Jun 04th

The coolest you’ll ever be is when you don’t give half a hell about who is watching or what they are thinking. Can I get an amen? For the last two months I have spent a good deal of time working out. It’s been a sort of therapy for me–training my body to be better, […]

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The “In-Between” of Before and AfterMay 21st


Did you see yesterday’s post? There was a whole lot of hype and angst after I first published the “BEFORE” post. Folks wanted to hurry up and see the after. The AFTER. No mind what the process looked like. Show us the results. Caterpillar to butterfly. Please leave out the crusty chrysalis. In this day […]

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The Last Time I Was SickJan 31st

Huh. From the very moment I received my diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis I carried my illness with my identity. I am ill. I will always be ill. I am living in illness. People who do not live with something like an autoimmune disease don’t get it. They don’t understand that RA, Lupus, and Crohns are […]

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My Dark Passenger: Fear And Rheumatoid ArthritisOct 02nd

If you watch the show Dexter you know that the protagonist always has a “dark passenger” at his side. Even when he’s doing totally mundane and innocent things the passenger whispers commands and waits to pounce on a victim. I kind of have my own dark passenger. Don’t worry. I’m not some psychopath vigilante who […]

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Hidden HandicapsMay 24th

“So you just stand there and let him do all the work?” Those words stick in my head as the herald of last year. The man who said them has NO idea that his casual remark cost me sleep, that I agonize over my actions in light of his cruel and careless observation. We were […]

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A Dark PromiseApr 19th

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What can a person expect with a diagnosis like rheumatoid arthritis? Today I am sharing something more dark and difficult about this disease. I hope it informs people a little better about what this RA is and what it’s like to live with it. That said, I think it can be read from the perspective […]

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