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Sausage Feet sausage feet, sausage toes and fingers, pockets of fluid invade my body like demon soldiers conquering a new land
When things are tough on a daily basis – you know like living with the kind of pain that can have you literally writhing and flopping in agony on your couch – I find myself living for those small, almost insignificant moments that I think others miss.
Scared, overwhelmed and optimistic. Beginning the journey: my husband's Ankylosing Spondylitis
So, on top of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis caused in the first seven months after diagnosis because my disease went unchecked, I also have fibromyalgia. Yes, I have that body-draining, pain-inducing, wrenching disease that sucks more of what little reserve that I have left over from my RA. My fibro is considered a secondary disease because I developed it after I developed my RA.
The Unexpected Advocated on experiencing a new kind of handicapped parking aggravation: someone parking on the stripes next to the handicapped spot
The chocolate cake never materialized, dinner was late, and Unexpected Advocate was flaring all day—but still she enjoyed holiday dinner with her family
Not wanting to be judged by her illnesses, CJ Blogger Unexpected Advocate keeps her rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia a secret from most of her cowokers
CJ Blogger Unexpected Advocate, who is raising two young children while battling RA, on how it breaks her heart to say 'no' to them when she doesn't feel well
When rheumatoid arthritis hit CJ Blogger Unexpected Advocate and her house went into disarray, her in-laws got all judgy, saying she was a lazy slob and not sick
CJ Blogger Unexpected Advocate, whose husband also battles rheumatoid arthritis, on the sad moment she realized that he knew what real pain was