I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Disease on Tuesday March 10th 2015 after about three months of obvious symptoms and six months of not so obvious.

I am by nature a fixer, a thinker, a problem solver, even a trouble shooter on occasion. And all of a sudden here was something I couldn’t control. I couldn’t project manage this back out of existence.

I am by inclination a writer, it’s my way of processing things. As I write, often with no idea of what’s coming next, it clarifies for me how I feel about something, or what my opinion is. Sometimes I even suprise myself!

So starting a blog seemed almost a natural progression for me. I want to raise awareness. I want people to know what this awful disease does and to understand the impact it has on people’s lives. This is my small contribution towards that. I hope it helps.

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  1. So sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Could that we could project manage it away! All we can do is try, and sometimes we succeed for moments short and long. Here’s to your victory. I refuse to let RA define who I am or who I will be.

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  2. I love your message with Creaky Joints article. I have been a CJ fan since before I was diagnosed with RA or RD as you refer to it as. My mother had RA and was always keeping me up to date and I now believe that she was trying to prepare me just in case. Fortunately the biologic worked very well the first 7 years. I then ran into a two and a half year battle with nausea and I was taken off the biologic.
    I was diagnosed with RA in 2001ish. Then just before Christmas I was given the Fibro Diagnosis. So far my symptoms have been more or less controlled by a Biologic, Ibuprofen, a muscle relaxant and Percocet when I need it. I am in the process of trying to find that magic balance – if it is out there.
    Always smiling and keeping positive. Gentle Hugs, Leslie

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