Author Archives: Suzanne

My New Experiment

Last week was a real wake up call for me. Not only have I been really tired, achy, and itchy as well as having more chest pain, I got my latest lab test results back. My C-Reactive Protein, which is a … Continue reading

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Why old people drive slowly…in my opinion

This morning when I left for work, I decided to take the back roads through several neighborhoods rather than getting on the interstate. It’s Friday, and I didn’t feel the need to rush this morning. I was, therefore, shocked when someone cut … Continue reading

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Playing the Guinea Pig

I went to the rheumatologist yesterday for my regularly scheduled three month visit. I didn’t increase my steroids above 5 mg. this week even though my joints, muscle, and skin were inflamed. The doctor was surprised to see how inflamed … Continue reading

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The Happiness Hypothesis

I read a book this weekend called The Happiness Hypothesis, a thought-provoking blend of psychology and philosophy written by Jonathan Haidt. At the time of publication, he was a psychology professor at the University of Virginia.  In addition to discussing interesting experiments in … Continue reading

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A Change of Heart?

I’m happy to report that Christmas was a joyful time for me and my family. It was much different than last year when we were mired in grief over the death of my brother-in-law. This year, we mainly ate and … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

Two days to Christmas, and I feel great. I’m caught up on rest, and my latest flare seems to be over. My test results came back and although my sed rate was at 38 which is more than twice what … Continue reading

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Dermatomyositis (a haiku)

Waking up at four Muscle spasms in my arm Can’t go back to sleep.

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