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2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis

Happy Hump Day my lovelies!!

We have reached the middle of yet another work week and I am elated because the weekend, and hopefully some late Saturday morning sleep, awaits me!  My pain levels and lack of sleep due to the RA and related back issues has been off the charts here for the last month or so and shows no signs of abating.  Nonetheless I am pushing through as usual and have created a team for the 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis in Houston, TX on May 3rd!

We’ve all heard about arthritis, but most of us don’t know that there are 100 forms of arthritis, that more than 50 million Americans have it, or that 300,000 children live with arthritis pain every day. It’s the leading cause of disability in the U.S., and sometimes it’s even deadly.  According to The Arthritis Foundation approximately 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA)! Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 12, 2014 in Inspiration


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Bowed But Not Broken… Tried But Not Defeated

Hey there my Lovelies! As another work week draws to a close I breathe a sigh of relief and of disappointment. This week has held pain and upset that has shaken me and nearly broken my will. Yet here I am, fingers flying across my ergonomic keyboard still here.

So I went to one of my routine 3 month follow-ups with my Rheumatologist on this past Tuesday and since she saw me last I had been hospitalized due to my chronic asthma and a subsequent lung infection. True the infection took more than a month to get over and I felt like something I had pulled off the bottom of my shoe but I was still standing. Upon hearing this, she promptly and unceremoniously said that she couldn’t treat me anymore; that her medicine/treatment had nearly killed me twice (I think she was being a bit overly dramatic but then again… it isn’t like she was lying I was REALLY sick) and that I would have to wait until medicine could catch up with as complex of a case as I am.  Read the rest of this entry »


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I’m Too Through…

Happy Friday My Lovelies!!

It has been a really rough week for me, my days have all blurred together, I’m physically exhausted and mentally running on empty right now. Between the breakthrough pain from RA, Spondyloarthritis, and my herniated L4-L5-SI discs and the opioid withdrawal from the morphine I take for pain management I’m too through y’all!!  It is hard enough dealing with things as they come but the anticipation of knowing what is coming is even harder.  Knowing that breakthrough pain and opioid withdrawal is coming within a matter of hours and knowing what kind of extreme torment will follow is enough to make you sick all by itself. Read the rest of this entry »


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Confession is Good for the Soul They Say…

     Hello my Dahlins!  This past weekend was so hectic that I didn’t have a change to post they way I would have wanted and yesterday was absolutely HELL for me!  In order to answer they why it was hell for me, I will have to unburden my soul it would seem and make a teeny confession… more than one confession in reality.  My confession is this my Lovelies: I laugh, I giggle, I approach the not so great things in life with at least a bit of levity and have a sarcastic and caustic sense of humor at times.  Am I funny? Maybe, if you say so, but a portion of my humor comes from a place of pain.  The truth of it is that my health seems to fail me at times. I am coming up on the anniversary of year ago when I ended up in the hospital fighting for my life, and so comes a time for reflection and thanks that I am here to even write any of this.  This blog, my blog, is an attempt to channel all of the words that I want to say but at times don’t have the voice to publish; and maybe, just maybe, it would help someone going through the same things or something similar.
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