Tag Archives: autoimmune disease

Waking up sore

This entire week has been a struggle. I’ve woken up in pain every morning. My joints are ridiculously sore. I’m exhausted. But I refuse to give in. I think if people felt the way I feel every morning, they probably … Continue reading

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Can I stop my hands from getting deformed?

A new very large knot has appeared on my left hand to the left of the small tumor. It’s probably triple the size. I’m at a loss here. I really don’t want my hands to look like my grandmother’s did. … Continue reading

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Wrist surgery for tumor, cyst

Has anyone else had surgery post R.A., MCTD or Psoriatic Arthritis diagnosis? I may be headed that direction. I have had a small tumor/cyst in my wrist for at least a year now. They have tried steroid injections right next … Continue reading

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I have the autoimmune disease that killed Harold Ramis

“… you said before you were waiting for a sign. What sign are you waiting for?” ~Dr. Egon Spengler Harold Ramis died yesterday of complications from Vasculitis at just 69-years-old. I also have vasculitis.  It’s been a minute since I’ve dealt with a flare, … Continue reading

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HealClick more like Facebook for people with chronic illness

A new website recently launched that caters to people who suffer from chronic illnesses, so I thought I would give it a shot. I mean, why not. If anyone suffers from a chronic illness — I DO! Turns out, after … Continue reading

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Postherpetic neuralgia ain’t fun ya’ll!

UGH!  I have been in pain all day today. I guess the immune suppressants have caused the Postherpetic neuralgia to flare. (Basically nerve damage pain from the Shingles I had months ago) At one point the pain was so sharp … Continue reading

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Day two without Diet Dr. Pepper

So, I’m on day two and thus far, I seem to be doing well. I purchased this really cool water bottle that allows me to unscrew the lid to add ice, but still drink it from the lid like a … Continue reading

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Help, I’m a Diet Dr. Pepper addict

Or as we like to call it in our home: DDP.  I admit it. I can’t stop drinking the stuff. I’m not as bad as some people, but two (sometimes three) a day is just too much. Especially being that … Continue reading

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Diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis (and I don’t feel so good myself)

“Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much … Continue reading

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Taking things one day at a time

  “When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you … Continue reading

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