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Invictus

Even as I write this, I am sitting on an airplane. Sometimes the urge to write overwhelms me, and I just cant resist. So here I am,...

One Rough Week

Man, it has been one ROUGH week. I had a great weekend last weekend. I spent it with my cousins – their grandparents and aunt (and her...

A Letter to My Loved Ones

Thanks goes to Birdie Nelson at ChronicBabe Forum for passing along this letter. In the spirit of informing those who wish to understand,...

Pain is a Funny Thing

Pain is a funny thing. It pervades our daily existence more than we might realize. We talk about physical aches and pains like headaches,...

Lupus, Me and the Fibromyalgia Makes 3.

I just got back from an appointment with my rheumatologist. He adavanced the prednisone taper a little. Yay! The rest of the news wasn’t...

An Apology and a Thank You

You know, I spend a lot of time venting about the people out there who make rude comments out of ignorance (cases in point: rant 1 and...

go for the threading, stay for the insults?

So I went to the salon yesterday. I wanted to get my eyebrows threaded. No big deal. <15 minutes in and out. I was excited. It was the...

Why did I start blogging? A re-think.

This blog was inspired by a post by Leslie on her blog, Getting Closer to Myself, called “Time Is A Luxury We Don’t Have.” Thank you for...

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

If there’s one thing that lupus teaches you, it’s that. It stops you from doing the exercise you want, it keeps you from the Peace Corps,...

Another Appointment Coming Up

Now, as much as I know that my doctor is my ally, I have to say I’m dreading my appointment on Tuesday. The methotrexate hasn’t kicked in...

More Meds. Joyous.

I had a rheumatologist appointment yesterday. Things were not going well. My prednisone taper had me feeling great in February, but then...

The Little Engine that Could (but should it?)

Today was one of those days. You know the kind. Those days when you know the smart thing to do is to stay in bed, but you have important...

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