RheumaBlog

Same dragon, different day.

To my surprise, the editors of Healthline have nominated RheumaBlog for their second annual “Best Health Blog of 2012!” According to the website, Healthline’s mission is to improve health through information. “We focus our efforts on offering readers and visitors to our site objective, trustworthy, and accurate health information, guided by the principles of responsible …

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In all the years I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis, I’ve never been able to get anyone to understand just how thoroughly the pain from the disease affects my life. Sure, I’ve told my family and a few close friends about my flares, large and small. They know my history—the decade I spent nearly crippled and the …

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Author’s note: I wrote this over-long post a few days ago during a bout of irritated, daughterly love. It’s part rant, part crisis negotiation with myself. I thinknearly all adult children who care for elderly parents go through this inner struggle from time to time, unless they’re freaking saints. Anyway, I’m over it. This time, …

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