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Same dragon, different day.

“Disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing.” That’s one of the definitions of “denial,” according to Dictionary.com. My old Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary adds, “negation of logic,” and “psychological defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality.” It’s …

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How did you first discover there might be something wrong with your health? For me, it took about 8 months of thinking I was accidently injuring myself in various places, as if I was somehow banging into things with my knees or sleeping wrong on my shoulders and hands. It happened over and over again. …

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This is a post I wrote about keeping chickens a couple of years ago. I’m posting it today because I can’t think of anything else to write about. And because I got bored and was reading back, and it got me chuckling. Ahhh memories … As some of you know if you’ve been reading my …

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A little while ago I decided to check and see how WarmSocks and I are doing in MedGadget’s 2009 Medical Weblog Awards’ Best Patient Blog contest. Alas, we are nearly tied for dead last, and midnight tonight marks the end of the voting. Without a miracle of Lazarusarian (is that a word??) proportions, it looks …

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably someone who has rheumatoid arthritis and who wants to learn more about it. Maybe you’re also hoping to find other people who have it; you’d like to check how you feel against how they feel. Most of all, you’re hoping to find good, solid advice, not “wear a copper bracelet …

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