RheumaBlog

Same dragon, different day.

T’was my birthday on Oct. 25th, but since the Big Day had the bad taste to fall on a Tuesday we pushed the celebration to the weekend. So on Saturday night, my family (plus me) met up at a favorite brewhouse-style restaurant for a tasty, high calorie, high fat, high carb, sinful and delicious meal …

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  My sweet old buddy PiB, who used each of his nine lives thoroughly and well, went to the stars yesterday afternoon. He was the dearest cat-friend I’ve ever had, and since the day I lost my job, he was my constant companion. When he left, he took a piece of my heart with him.

This is a question that anyone who copes with autoimmune arthritis asks at some time or another. This disease is practically the embodiment of uncertainty and change. We can’t help but wonder what’s ahead for us. I believe, however, that there’s not much point in twisting our minds into contortions over what the future might …

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I saw my rheumatologist this last Saturday morning. (Have I mentioned how I appreciate these weekend appointments? They’re less crowded, less hurried, and all-around less stressful than the usual weekday appointments. Yay, VA!) This was one I’d made between my usual once-a-quarter appointments. The constant pain from my hip bursitis (caused by my RA) has …

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