• Daniel P. Malito
    Daniel P. Malito

Smallville: A drug eases Dan Malito’s bad RA pain but deals a low blow to his male ego

While living with a chronic illness such as RA impacts both sexes, there are certain challenges faced by men. CJ Blogger Dan Malito on dealing with one particularly distressing side effect that hit him right in his ‘man-ness’

Into the Abyss: CreakyJoints Blogger Dan Malito calls his medical insurance company

RA patient Dan Malito says the state of medical insurance in this country for chronically ill individuals is abysmal—and his latest absurd conversation with his health insurance carrier is just one more example why

When the 3rd member of a budding marriage is autoimmune disease

When rheumatoid arthritis reared its ugly head on CJ Blogger Dan Malito’s honeymoon, he wondered what cursed life he had brought to his new wife—but then Dan realized with the right partner, you’ll find a way

From the vault of crazy people Dan Malito has met because of his disease

Dan Malito, who has battled RA since a boy, reaches into his “Vault of Crazy People I Met Because of My Disease” and brings you Sam, a guy who works behind the counter at his local CVS

A groom-to-be with RA tries to keep calm and plan that wedding (HA!)

From picking coordinating napkin color schemes to creating a seating chart and deciding who gets to sit at the spillover table—Daniel Malito takes a humorous look at planning his wedding, homicidal impulses included

What’s so funny about chronic illness? TalkingJoints, now on CreakyJoints

The new TalkingJoints storytelling series is Dan Malito’s wry humor at its finest, distilled down to 5-minute bite-sized portions. Having a bad day? Listen to an episode and things won’t seem so bad

A secret weapon for coping with chronic illness and depression

For Dan Malito, chronic illness is a battle fought each and every day, with the mental component sometimes the hardest to overcome

Patient Analogy: Fear of toppling flying buttresses is like living with RA

Dan Malito gets ‘Gothic’ comparing flying buttresses collapsing from a simple shift in one stone to living with autoimmune illness

Pain patient Dan Malito tries to reason with a stupid guy on a diatribe against narcotic medications

Excerpt: For Dan, the most terrifying part of the conversation were the people listening to the guy and nodding their heads in agreement

Jerks: Those who make being disabled more difficult than it has to be

Daniel Malito encounters two total jerks after he falls and can’t get up

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