RheumaBlog

Same dragon, different day.

“Hi, Dr. Lim, “I’ve had RA for 23 years, but it has only been during the last three years or so that I’ve really learned about this disease, thanks to Internet medical websites and patient/doctor bloggers. When I was first diagnosed, there was very little info about RA available to patients. My doctor at the …

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Good news! Mom is recovering. It’s been a long slog, but because of a compassionate gastroenterologist and a caring pain doctor, she’s doing much, much better. The tummy doc (sorry, but my term for “gastroenterologist” is not only easier to type, but I think it’s much more appealing) gave up a morning of his day …

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We’ve begun that age-old dance, my mother and I. It’s the one that most parents and their adult children do, eventually; the one during which we exchange our lifetime roles. As we dance, my mother becomes the child and I become the parent. It’s difficult. Mom and I are equally reluctant to do the dance. …

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