RheumaBlog

Same dragon, different day.

The last time I visited my rheumatologist, I told him about the creeping, growing pain in my hands. I told him I was afraid of it; that this insidious pain reminds me, constantly, of how truly awful the pain was in the bad old days, back when my rheuma-dragon was young and impossibly strong and …

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You know, I hate not knowing. I’m just about the most curious person I know, and I like to know. I like to know everything that I can know. Searching for answers gives me joy. When I find them, when I know … well, I just love that. I love knowing. But there’s one big …

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This morning: I wake up and, as I have since I was a child, immediately sit up and swing my legs off the bed. Morning is here—things to do! Ow. Ow ow ow! The large joints in my shoulders, elbows, hips and knees growl in outrage at my sudden change in position. How dare I …

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