Grieving My Former Life After a Chronic Diagnosis

Living with a chronic condition can be challenging and unpredictable. One thing we don’t take into account or even acknowledge is that we are grieving our former life pre-diagnosis. When we thinking of grieving, we think of loss of someone, like a family member or friend. Grieving does not stop there, especially with those with […]

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Infrared Sauna | You Should Try It. Here’s Why

Infrared Sauna? Yeah, thats what I thought too. I mean we all know what a sauna is, but an infrared sauna? More info please! Anyones first mind would Google it, so I did. What stood out most to me was how unlike the traditional sauna, which heats the air around you at high temperatures, the […]

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4 Tips to Combat Your Desire to Pull Your Hair

I haven’t pulled my hair consistently for a year now. Now, I’m not saying I don’t do it but the frequency has decreased drastically. I introduced you guys to my ‘tick’ back in July 2019. Where when stressed, “bored”, or for pleasure, would pull out my hair strand by strand. Now I know you all […]

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How To Bounce Back From A Major Flare Up | Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can be an unpredictable condition to say the least. One day you feel amazing, ready to conquer the world. The next day, pain is present and inflammation is recking havoc and now you are bed bound. What can be debilitating and unpredictable is what we call flare ups. Since symptoms vary by patient, […]

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Finally Tried Cryotherapy | Here’s What Happened | CryoBar Chicago

What is this therapy you speak of? Well, just like when you sprain an ankle and you have to go through with the RICE (rest, ice, compress, elevate) method. Cryotherapy is the ice portion of therapy. Also called cold therapy, cryotherapy is a therapy where your body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for a […]

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The Inside Scoop on A Typical Day with Someone Living with Chronic Pain

Generally speaking, when someone hears arthritis, they think osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is more on the wear and tear, bone to bone action resulting in pain and loss of range of motion. Well, rheumatoid arthritis is not quite the same. Yes pain, range of motion, all the jazz are some of the symptoms, but its deeper than […]

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Medication | What To Ask Your Doctor Next Office Visit

Western Medicine dates back around 400 BCE where Hippocrates, often lauded as the father of Western medicine, changed the way of medicine over the centuries. Hey, not knocking holistic approach to healing, I will give credit to how far western medicine has come to an extent. On the other hand, I question the overall benefits […]

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3 Everyday Shoes to Get Your Feet Through the Day

Our feet connect our body to the earth, so it is only right to make sure we take every measure to take care of them on and off the ground. As someone living with arthritis we are confined to our shoe choices, sometimes having to compromise style with comfort. Given, we will sacrifice our feet […]

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How to Navigate Joint Deformity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hello my Gurus. So todays topic is deformity of the joints. I wanted to dive into this first because as someone who has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis my biggest fear is joint deformity. Not the pain, but ultimately the permanent damage of my joints. Don’t be alarmed, early diagnosis of RA does not cause […]

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