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Same dragon, different day.

I’ve now taken two doses of Humira—a month’s worth—but my rheuma-dragon continues to bite and gnaw the joints of my hands, ankles, and feet with undiminished enthusiasm, like a dog with a well-loved bone. If I hadn’t actually injected the stuff myself, I’d never believe I’d even taken it. Yes, I’m disappointed that I don’t …

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Well, sure. Both are unpleasant, both can make you feel awful, and both are potentially deadly. But rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease and Ebola is a virus, a relative of the bug that causes the common cold. But how about this: if you have rheumatoid arthritis, should you be more concerned about catching …

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He’s awake. Sure, he’s still sleepy. He’s clumsy, a little disoriented, his dreams only partly shredding away as he stretches his limbs and slowly uncurls his long, spiky tail, which he switches back and forth like a cat when he’s alert and hunting. He has outrageous morning breath. Dragon-breath. It burns. The dragon yawns. Snaps …

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The weeks following my return from Philadelphia were a chaotic combination of hurrying, scurrying, and worrying. With the sale on Mom’s condo finally closed, we needed to find a new home. So we looked and looked–way down the hill in Sacramento. She had definite ideas about the kind of place she wanted—it had to be …

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Wow! It’s hard to believe that the last time I posted was August 11. Normally, I’d feel a bit guilty about abandoning RheumaBlog for so long, but this time, I have a good excuse. I’ve been swamped. Totally, completely, overwhelmingly. And, to be honest, it felt pretty good to be so busy, at least most …

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