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The Autoimmune Disease Parade That Is My Life….

I just saw a new-to-me rheumatology nurse practitioner on Friday.  During the appointment she took about an hour to ask questions, examine me and discuss my life with me. I told her in a nutshell about all the diseases I … Continue reading

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Once Again, The Meds I Need The Most I Can’t Take

Well, guess what. That wonder drug that the new doc put me on 3 days ago is RAISING MY BLOOD PRESSURE. I just read tonight that prednisone can also raise blood pressure…..just like every single NSAID on the face of … Continue reading

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Pain Changes Things…..

When I’m in pain, I don’t cry. I rarely ever cry. The last time I remember crying was when a friend of mine died suddenly of a heart attack about 5 months ago. I cried for a week. Before that, … Continue reading

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Hot Coals ~ Part 2

So.  The catastrophe of the full blown train wreck of severe plantar fasciitis and tendinitis in my feet eventually settled down with the help of pain meds, Orthaheel sandals and several months of slowing my ass down.  Eventually I got … Continue reading

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30 THINGS ABOUT MY INVISIBLE ILLNESS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

I’m a little late with this list, as Invisible Illness Awareness Week ended on Sunday. But I thought I’d still go ahead and fill it out, just for the heck of it. Here goes: 1. The illnesses I live with … Continue reading

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