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Living with Pain & Chronic Illness: All I want is a good night’s sleep

CJ Blogger Sandi Davis, who lives with RA and fibromyalgia, on fighting each night to get comfortable and get some sleep—and finally getting some rest

RA Story: When did my world get so small and my house become a prison?

After realizing her rheumatoid arthritis has made a prison of her own home, CJ Blogger Sandi Davis slowly fights to take back the life stolen from her

For those living with chronic illness there’s no simple answer to “How are you?”

CreakyJoints Blogger Sandi Davis, who lives with RA, chronic fatigue, lupus and fibromyalgia, muses about being asked, “How are you?” and what “I am fine,” can really mean when one is chronically ill

Cry, Cry, Cry: For one woman living with painful chronic illness, crying is a fact of life

When Sandi Davis was diagnosed at 19, her rheumatologist said: “You cry all the time. You don’t know why.” He was right. Our CJ Blogger on how painful chronic illness made crying a fact of life—and she knows she’s not alone

The Barometer Dance: Waiting on a storm or tornado when you have arthritis

For those with arthritis, the continuous severe storms and tornadoes across the country bring sharp, sudden and breathtaking pains caused by the ups and downs of air pressure—what Sandi Davis calls ‘The Barometer Dance’

Chronic Illness & Good Housekeeping: Sometimes messy is as good as it gets

CJ Blogger Sandi Davis used to feel ashamed not having a house like Martha Stewart—but she’s come to accept her messy house is as good as it gets—and it doesn’t make her a bad person; just a person with bad bones

After the OKC Bombing: Our reporter falls apart in a Canadian hotel room

In Part 2 of her series on the OKC bombing, CreakyJoints Blogger and former Oklahoma reporter Sandi Davis recalls life after the tragedy and writes about the post traumatic stress she lives with to this day

Remembering the OKC bombing, and the baby with yellow socks

20 years ago CreakyJoints Blogger Sandi Davis was a working news reporter in Oklahoma City. She shares memories of the bombing that killed or injured hundreds, including children from a day care center

There is pain, and there is PAIN: The Difference

From being beaten with hammers to firecrackers on her kneecaps, Sandi Davis tries to describe her pain from RA and fibro so someone who thinks pain is a bruised shin can get a picture of what PAIN feels like

Life after work: When chronic illness makes you quit a job you really love

In 2006, a doctor told Sandi Davis to quit her beloved job that very day, deal with her RA and other ailments—or she’d soon be dead. What was it like to suddenly stop working? First came relief. Then, freedom.