RheumaBlog

Same dragon, different day.

Well, yep, I decided to change Rheumablog’s look again. I’m blaming it on spring. You know how it is: You just have to toss out the same ol’-same ol’ and try something new. Do some spring-cleaning. Knock down the cobwebs. Out with the old, in with the… well. You catch my drift. The blog’s pinkish-cartoony-artsy …

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I have great news! Did you know that rheumatoid arthritis may be protecting us from getting Alzheimer’s? Yep, it’s true. Or at least, it may be. Now, I’m a little late in discovering this news: The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease actually published the study that discovered this possibility back in January. According to a story …

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Here’s the Good News: Since I’m still at my Mom’s townhouse taking care of her, and she has a nice deep bathtub upstairs in the master bathroom, in a few minutes I’m heading up there to soak for a while in some deliciously hot water. With bubbles! The Not-So-Good News: I wanted, so much, to …

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Wow! The prednisone taper I’m taking has, literally, halved the pain in my left hip (the worst) and made my right hip pain-free, at least temporarily. I say that because, for most of the second day of the taper (yesterday), that’s how my hips felt. I was extremely happy. I haven’t walked without pain for …

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So I’m laying on my back on the bed this morning doing the stretching exercises that Joe taught me. Near the end of the 15-second hold of each stretch, I notice myself groaning. Yes, they hurt. Not horrifically, but just enough to make me vocalize my discomfort. My old cat, PIB (Puss In Boots), who …

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