Archive for the ‘Whining and Complaining’ Category

Just had my quarterly appointment with my Rheumatologist. This is my fourth or fifth appointment with her and although I feel much more comfortable with her, I’m just not satisfied. My last Rheumatologist (and her nurse) could actually remember what we last spoke about, knew my history and had an actual relationship with me. Now […]


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 […]


Here in New England our summer has been….wet and humid. And that equals me feeling like crap. This week particularly, I have felt exhausted and sore. This morning was a pure down pour, so I finally gave up and drove to work instead of taking public transit. It was probably the best thing I could […]


So two nights ago I had a bit of insomnia. It has been worse, but I was awake for the crucial 2-4am hours, so when I woke up, I felt like I was run over by a truck. Most of the day consisted of me yawning and wishing I could sleep. It was not cool. […]


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 […]


So things got progressively worse, in terms of my cold, after my last post. Lately, it seems like I’m getting sick every three-four months. Ugh. But my chest seems clear now, although I occasionally have some congestion that I think is allergy related. *shakes head* The east coast got a heat wave this weekend and […]


So this week when I took my Enbrel, I got sick the next day. It was almost like a light switch. Ok one day, next day sick. I thought it was my allergies at first because it came on so fast. But alas, no. I’ve got some kind of cough and am having trouble breathing […]


Yesterday was another adventure at my new Rheumatologists. I swear, she had no recollection of my visit three months ago. That is understandable, but would it hurt to at least glance at my chart and my past RA paperwork before you walk in the exam room? She wants me to see a Podiatrist for my […]


So over the last week, my feet have gotten more and more sore. I’ve thought it was me working out more, but at the end of the last week I started getting this sharp pain on the side of my foot when I walked. When I got home I realized that I had what looks […]