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Straight Paths

Recently, my mom’s Dementia took a pretty bad turn. Two Fridays ago, I came home to discover that my mom was in a foul mood and was accusing the neighbor kid from next door of lying to her. Really, it … Continue reading

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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┬áresults back. My C-Reactive Protein, which is a … 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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Looking for Answers

So what’s new? I wrote 12 whole pages during National Novel Writing Month and am currently taking a break to catch up on reading, my first love. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do some more writing over Christmas vacation. My … Continue reading

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Perfection in Weakness

Has your skin ever hurt? I’m not talking about getting stung or having an allergic reaction. I’m talking about your skin hurting when something touches it or presses against it. I have┬áthis some days with Dermatomyositis, and I believe this … Continue reading

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The Elephant and the Rider

Well, school has been back in session for a couple of weeks now, and the pain and fatigue are back with a vengeance. My leg muscles are sore and cramping every night after work, and I can’t seem to get … Continue reading

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After the Storm

I feel badly about my last blog post, but I was feeling exhausted and wasn’t in a very good place psychologically. I had a wonderful weekend, however, involving plenty of resting, baking, reading, and walking my dogs. I also got … Continue reading

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