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Same dragon, different day.

… d’Nile.  You know–denial. I’m thrashing in the reeds along denial’s shallow edge, vigorously shaking my head at my recent fibromyalgia diagnosis. Because this constant, aggravating pain I have in my hands isn’t fibro, it’s RA. The persistent dull ache in both my hips is a symptom of bursitis. Not FMS. I don’t have pain …

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What would I do without my morning dose of Mouse? I stretch out my finger, she stretches up her nose; we touch, her motor revs, a chuckle burbles from my lips. Under my stroking hands her fur is cool, downy as dandelion floss and just as summer flyaway.  Her small head pushes purring into my …

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During my appointment with him Saturday (finally!), my rheumatologist reviewed the results of the blood test I had done back in early April. It was full of good news, he said, smiling. I ratcheted my dropped jaw closed. I’d been certain that this blood test was not going to show anything good, given how much …

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