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July 30, 2019

It's been a roller coaster of a year. Part amazing and rewarding, and some devastation. I made my family, physical health, and mental health a priority. The year was a blur with pops of colorful moments here and there. I am here now. In a better place. Hoping that writ...

July 13, 2018

Somewhere along this journey I vowed to help make life easier for the chronically ill. The line as blurred as to where it stopped being about advocating for myself and when it started to be about the those in the misunderstood world of invisible diseases. I don’t know....

June 1, 2018

Many times I get asked what I did to get myself into remission. Remission can come and go, which has been the case with me. I thought I'd write a post sharing just that. I actually spent the good part of a year in bed. All that rest did play a good part in my remission...

March 2, 2018

We all know those unforgettable song lyrics Bret Michaels sang to us way back when ..."its better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all". That song got me through many the break ups. All those high school crushes and exes I thought I could NEVER live...

February 17, 2018

For reasons I explain below I had total hysterectomy. (Don't worry men! You don't have to stop reading!) One thing I did not anticipate was the unsolicited advice I would receive. I know intentions were out of love and the need to comfort me. Coming from the community...

February 4, 2018

I originally wrote this in 2012 and I thought I would share because I know some of you can relate.

I had such a great weekend! On Friday night my daughter went to the sitter's overnight and my husband and I went out to meet some friends. This never happens! We went to a...

January 29, 2018

All the tests the doctors do used to make my head spin. I never kept track of my blood work and how the results fluctuated month to month. I figured "why bother, the doctor will just tell me when some thing is off". I have an amazing team of doctors so this is still pr...

January 28, 2018

A hard part of RA is not being able to do the things you once did. For me I struggled before my work with the Arthritis Foundation, the group, and starting my blog. I had just quit my job at the pharmacy because I couldn't open the pill bottles and I had to walk and st...

January 21, 2018

In the last 7 years I have had 22 surgeries. That's 22 times I have risked being put under general anesthesia. 22 times I wondered if I'd wake up to see my family. 22 times my husband had to sit out in the waiting room worrying. 22 times my daughter has watched the clo...

March 20, 2017

The reaction of your spouse, family, and friends to the diagnosis of chronic illness such as arthritis can be a frustrating thing. We all have expectations in our head on how those close to us will react.  Unfortunately, there sometimes is a huge gap between what is ex...

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