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I Have a New Roommate Called Sjögren’s Syndrome

  While at the doctor’s office last week, I got introduced to a new found roommate of mine, and its name is Sjögren’s Syndrome.  All this time, I thought that dry mouth, dry eyes, joint pain, and fatigue were symptoms only associated with RA. Well, I guess I was wrong! I guess this is a relief though because now I [...]

Helping Children Cope

Helping Children Cope

If you are reading this and have children, I have a question for you.  Have you ever had to say to your child, “Honey we cannot play right now cause mommy doesn’t feel well”?  If you have, let me ask you another question.  Do you have to say that to your child almost every day? [...]

Pushing Through The Pain

Pushing Through The Pain

Swelling, morning stiffness, aching joints, and obesity. What do these four things have in common?!? Well, if you add me into the equation, that was my situation from 2005 to 2009.  As I visited my rheumatologist, she would constantly tell me, “your biggest problem with your joint pain is your weight”.  Hearing that EVERY time [...]

Suffering in Silence

Suffering in Silence

I decided to make my first blog about something that is really personal to me and that affects my everyday life and activities.  I am a 26 year old, single mom, living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. At the age of 15 years old, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) . JRA is a term used [...]