RheumaBlog

Same dragon, different day.

I’m one of those maddening people who, when you ask them what they want for Christmas/birthday/Mother’s Day say, “Oh, I don’t know. I don’t really need anything …” And I’m (like all those other maddening people) perfectly sincere. I really don’t need anything. There are things I want, but that’s different. Frivolous. I don’t like …

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I was reading a doctor-blog last night. (I know, I know. Do I have a life? Well, yes. But we all have our quirks. Sometimes I wonder whether, if I’d had better grades in high school and a little more encouragement, I might have actually become a doctor. I’ve been fascinated with the idea for …

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Before rheuma Hands quick Hands dexterous Skilled and sure, right-brain for left hand, left-brain for right. Hands grasp Hands pull Strong and stout, trusty Confident, thoughtless Heedless. After rheuma Hands dull Hands ungraceful Skill made moot, in pain made cautious, hesitant touch Hands ache Hands grieve Weak and thin, brittle Unflexible, careful Thoughtful.

The Republicans in Congress, even as they threaten to hold a read-a-thon to slow progress on the health care insurance reform bill, have accused Democrats of having bad manners . Honestly. They’re trying to kill a bill that will help hundreds of thousands of Americans who, through no fault of their own, can’t afford and thus don’t have health …

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