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....

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...

February 10, 2017

For many, injectable methotrexate or MTX has been a God send. With fewer side effects than the tablets it seems to be the favorable choice for patients with RA. There is however a common misconception that could kill.

Injectable MTX comes in 2 forms, with preservatives...

January 21, 2017

When you're diagnosed with a chronic illness the doctors don't tell you there is a grieving process.  I'm not sure if they even know.

For me it started gradually and then one day it hit me. My life has forever changed. I started to mentally list all of the things I coul...

December 13, 2016

It's that time of year. Time to head home for the holidays. If you have RA that might make you cringe just thinking about it. Well never mind, maybe you can still dread it and not have RA. Oh hey family! If you’re reading this can't wait to see you on the holidays, Yay...

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