Impact of Arthritis on Intimate Relationships

Impact of RA on Intimate Relationships ...more

À AIMER: The Joys of Getting Sick in France, Part Four

 Today the Washington Post reported that the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill, if passed, "would require people to buy insurance or face penalties ranging up to $1,900, to be assessed on their income tax returns."...more

Could I Be A Woman With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Joint pain in my hands and wrists has been making typing on this laptop (and a lot of other things) somewhat problematic over the last few weeks. Usually when this kind of thing happens to me it only lasts a couple of days, and I generally try to ignore it. I'm not at all excited about the prospect of having any additional medical problems. ...more
I've heard a lot of people with this disease do something called <a ...more

Housewifey Holla

Check out my blog:http://housewifeyholla.blogspot.com My blog is about lots of topics, read my take on being a SAHM, raising kids, being married and of course a "houswifey". I also give my thoughts on entertainment, celebrities, news and more with a hip somewhat urban approach. I like to think I'll bring a little flavor to everday topics, and spice things up a bit. Hope you check it out, HOLLA!   ...more

Can An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Help You Reduce Pain and Live Longer?

Eating healthy and trying to maintain a healthy weight are important for our overall well being. But there is now growing evidence that eating anti-inflammatory foods can reduce symptoms of chronic illness and even prevent heart disease. ...more

Catherine,

This posting is obviously near and dear to my heart as Catapult Fitness is ...more

Chronic Pain: Should there be a ban on narcotics? What about acetaminophen?

Should there be a ban on Vicodin and Percocet? Darvocet or other narcotics containing acetaminophen? What about over-the-counter medications with acetaminophen? This is what I think... We can't just ban every medication that has serious problems associated with overuse. It seems to me that educating people who are taking these medications would be more helpful, than making them totally unavailable. Don't get me wrong, I'm not denying the seriousness of Acetaminophen overdose... ...more

In 18 years I have been on and off medication. The times I have been off pain medications, like ...more

Tai Chi for Trolls

I love Tai Chi. I enjoy the classes, the movements, and the benefits. I don't want to be a martial artist. But I do like staying limber. Tai Chi helps with that. I need to improve my balance. Tai Chi helps with that. I need weight-bearing exercise for my bones. Tai Chi helps with that. ...more

I love the idea of not dealing out too much damage and still being untouchable.  The application ...more

Dating & Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill?

As a person living with chronic illness, I was intrigued to read a post on dating with fibromyalgia. I can totally understand how complicated relationships can be - especially when you are living with an illness that isn't easily recognizable to the average person (an invisible chronic illness). It seems to me that "dating" isn't the real problem, it's trying to have a "relationship" that can become complicated. ...more

It's hard enough to maintain friendships with regards to chronic illnesses.  I have friends ...more

Never Say Never

Do you remeber Fievel from An American Tail? That was a cute cartoon. And in the movie, there was this song, "Never Say Never". I should have remembered that. Before David and I were married I told him, "I don't take out the trash. I don't mow the lawn. That's man's work." I grew up with three brothers. I've never even started a lawn mower. ...more

Why are old people the only ones guaranteed health care?

Seriously? Why is it that in order to be guaranteed health care in this country you have to be in the last third of your life? The most expensive part of your life in terms of medical and healthcare? ...more