Archive for the ‘Self-reflection’ Category

Apparently my current posting frequency is once a month. I have been so busy with my work life and my home life that the blog has fallen by the wayside. My husband and I are now officially trying to get pregnant. Nothing has happened as of yet, but at least we’ve crossed the threshold of […]


…especially to write about my RA. I haven’t been writing to process my feelings because my husband and I have been addressing my RA as an issue in therapy. My RA can be a huge difficulty for us and it is one that we have yet to work through because it is always there. It […]


1. The illness I live with is:  Rheumatoid Arthritis (originally diagnosed as Juvenille) 2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 1995 3. But I had symptoms since: 1993 4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is: considering my limits each and every day. 5. Most people assume: I don’t know if I’d […]


Sometimes it is hard to feel feminine when you have RA. I listened to a girl at work talk about how she loves to wear high heeled shoes because they make her feel beautiful. All I could think of is how painful that would be. When I chose what I wear I pick whatever is […]


The people in my life always mean well when they try to give me advice on how to deal with my RA. But the more they do, the less I feel like they understand. I don’t talk about it too much here, but I am a politics junkie. I watch political tv, read political blogs […]


This week is my summer vacation. As it has been termed this year,  it is a “staycation.” So far, it is just what I’ve needed. Plenty of rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, the more I rest the more I want to rest. Thankfully, tomorrow we have plans to get out of the house. I have done […]


My husband and I have been married for eight years. And it seems that in that time we’ve both grown  and learned a few things about how to work out arguments and manage our relationship. But no matter how long we are together, there are still some things that are a struggle. One thing, of course, is […]


Went to my Rheumatologist on Thursday. The appointment went pretty well. My hands are still a bit swollen, but it was obvious the increase in Methotrexate helped. She told me I could increase it some more, but I decided to wait because the weather has been so rainy here that I think it has made […]


The other day I had lunch with a few co-workers. We were talking about vacations and told them that I had gone to Europe a few years ago and that I can’t imagine doing a trip like that again because it was so tiring (but yes, it was incredible). One of women, who is about […]


So I went to the podiatrist yesterday. He told me that the node on my foot, was not a node from my arthritis but a bursitis that developed to protect the edge of my foot. He said that when I changed my shoes, I did the best thing I could have done for it. And […]