Kelly’s story is all too familiar to many RA patients, years of mysterious symptoms that come and go at random, doctors dismissing symptoms, some even insisting she was “perfectly healthy”. It’s a tale I’ve heard again and again in the forums from RA patients… Continue Reading “Book Review- Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked: 10 Dangers of Rheumatoid Disease by Kelly O’Neill Young”
One of the hardest things about life with chronic conditions is it feels like I am constantly battling medical professionals to get the outcome I want. I know some of those battles are a result of nothing more than my stubborn belief that nature… Continue Reading “Battling For Care”
Have you ever made a decision that change your entire life? Approaching middle age at an alarming rate, its safe to say I’ve made a few of those, for better and worse, in my lifetime. Few have been so life altering as the decision… Continue Reading “Celebrating Mobility- One Year with Frank the Tank”
Are you an advocate for health? If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition, or you are suffering from an undiagnosed mystery illness, you are going to need to be. The fact is, no one cares about how badly you are doing or… Continue Reading “Advocating for health”
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably recently been told you have Rheumatoid Arthritis. If you’ve just joined the millions of people in the world with RA you probably have a lot of questions. I know I certainly did. If you’re anything like me, you’ve… Continue Reading “Newly Diagnosed? What you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis”
You have to be your own doctor. A phrase we have all likely heard at one time or another, until recently I thought it simply meant you need to pay attention to your own symptoms and what your body is doing and ask for… Continue Reading “Why You Need To Be Your Own Doctor”
“You probably have the same virus everyone else has.” The words, coming from a trained professional, do not hold the comfort I’m sure this well-intentioned doctor means them to. She doesn’t seem to realize what I immediately understand from her statement. Her words, meant… Continue Reading “The High Cost of Insurance-Scripted Medicine”
It’s hard to believe 2019 is about to come to an end. What a year it has been! A year full of changes and challenges. I’m happy to say I tackled every last one of them! Looking back at where I was at this… Continue Reading “2019 Year In Review”
Dealing with setbacks can be challenging. Sometimes it is okay to not be okay. To refuse to turn those lemons into lemonade.
The continuing saga of life with rheumatoid arthritis.