Tagged: autoimmune arthritis

What Makes You a Woman?

What Makes You a Woman?

The questions is not about femininity.  You can be a tomboy and have that part of you that feels like a girl.  But we all carry with us, in the recesses of our brain, the one thing that we feel makes us, above all else, a woman. I truly believe that everyone is different.  I…

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Learning to Say No

Learning to Say No

  What’s really funny is that I see posts about learning to say “no” all the time.  But they are ALL geared towards children.  Every parent knows the value of being able to say no to your child and mean it.  Set those boundaries, stick to them , and you and your kids will be…

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I Have Lost My Muchness

I Have Lost My Muchness

Sometimes the tears are just below the surface.  There are days that just updating my Facebook Fan Page with the latest news from my various doctors appointments and medical treatments makes me want to burst out crying.  Sometimes it’s because I want to scream at the universe, “Why me!?  Why are you doing this!?”  Sometimes…

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I See You Staring. Trust Me, You Aren’t That Smooth

I May Not Look Sick, But You Don't Look Stupid. Looks Can Be Deceiving

  I have bipolar disorder, so I’m no stranger to people not understanding me.  It’s hard when your moods are iffy to commit to things and that makes me flaky sometimes.  I’m used to people not understanding what is wrong with me or that I’m ill because they can’t see it.  And arthritis is no…

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When Lonely is Too Small a Word…

When Lonely is Too Small a Word // itsnotmeyousuck.com

Sometimes, I want to type that I’m lonely.  But lonely doesn’t seem to do justice to all that I feel inside.  Lonely denotes a young woman who might be having a hard time and who may need someone to talk to, but I am so much more. In the months since my diagnosis I have…

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