Category: Seronegative Arthritis

How I Use a Pedometer to Manage My Arthritis

  After a year of hardly walking, my Rheumatologist suggested a pedometer. I had read this advice in nearly every single article about coping and getting stronger when you have autoimmune arthritis. Everyone shouts at you to get a pedometer. After researching and deciding on the one that fit my wants and needs, I began…

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Are You Sick or Crazy?

Are You Sick or Crazy?

  It’s been almost two years. On a Sunday in November of 2013, after having attending a military ball with my husband, I woke up unable to walk, covered in lesions, with multiple joints filled with fluid. I was taken to the hospital and we began a long journey of tests and doctors visits, and…

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The Lies Depression Tells you

The Lies Depression Tells You- Remember, depression lies

  I am an emotive person. Sort of. I’m guarded and usually unwilling to truly share who I am with people. But when I’m upset or in some sort of heightened emotional state (happy or sad) I need to express it. Whether that be blogging or talking to my husband. I have always assumed I…

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Stage of Grief: Anger. Stage of Life? Unknown

Stage of Grief: Anger. Stage of Life? Unknown. Sometimes the anger is overwhelming, almost blinding. It's to be expected, I suppose. There are stages of grief even when you are mourning your former self, and no one can stay calm and collected forever.

Sometimes the anger is overwhelming, almost blinding. It’s to be expected, I suppose. There are stages of grief even when you are mourning your former self, and no one can stay calm and collected forever. When I woke up unable to walk 17 months ago, I was terrified. Stump doctors and no answers magnified that…

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Apathy

Apathy: lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

Apathy: I’m not sure when it happened, looking back now. It was a gradual decent for me, as I imagine it is for everyone. But suddenly, I found myself uninspired by life and my once engaged person just didn’t care anymore. I don’t care if you like me, my self worth is not measure by…

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The Arthritis Wrecking Ball

  • The Arthritis Wrecking Ball

  There are mornings I wake up and yawn and stretch and wiggle my toes with minimal pain. There are days that I can go up and down the stairs with almost no discomfort at all. There are times when these good days last a week, sometimes two. It is during this time that I…

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