About Me

Life is not easy and everyone is faced with obstacles. Think about the lyrics from the theme song from the old TV show, Friends.  “So no one told your life was going to be this way. Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA. It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear, Well, it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year.”  Life with chronic illness is kind of like that.  There are good days and there are bad days.

Like many of you, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia have touched my life.  They have changed my life and they have made it crazy at times.  When I look in the mirror, I don’t see the same person I saw four years ago. I have changed in more ways that I could have ever imaged before chronic illness came into my life.

What I am is a mother, a legal assistant, a health blogger, and patient advocate.  What I am not is superhuman. I am here to give an honest view on live with RA and FM from my perspective.  If it helps just one person, I have done more than I thought I could.


3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I have a whole list of ailments, arthritis, fibro and WED/RLS (restless leg syndrome. I have dealt with the fibro and WEd/RLS for years. I have been sleep deprived because of it, falling a sleep driving. Now the depression has made me a hermit. I don’t want to go out or see people. I have done all the things that I am supposed to, doctors, meds., tests etc. and nothing seems to get any better. I do take Mirapex for the WED/RLS and it helps, but now I have gained so much weight, which makes everything worse, especially the depression. I took Wellbutrin but it didn’t help, then I took Effexor and it made the WED/RLS worse. I have come to the conclusion that there is no help for me. That I will live out the rest of my years (I am 78) like this.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing and for your inspiration, reminding me to seek peace. I have lupus, fibro, chronic migraine, etc. Sometimes the landscape looks pretty bleak. Thank you for the rainbow today.

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