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Ups and down by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Its amazing how you can be on top of the world one week, and the next week, R.A. can bring you so far down. The initial relief I felt from my meds have slowly stopped ... Read on »
New Knees for Lisa by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I just got this link from Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy’s Blog This is from Lisa’s Blog:      After 12 years of living with rheumatoid arthritis, I need total ... Read on »
Who says stuff like that? by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I had a bit of a setback these past couple of weeks. Both physically and emotionally. I’ve been trying to stay upbeat, but am still a bit down. The hip pain that I’ve ... Read on »
Where did the pain go? by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis My knee is healing so quickly! It was so stubborn at first so I thought it was going to be more difficult than the right knee. But some of the exercises I wasn’t even ab ... Read on »
The Joys of Medication by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Its been almost two weeks since I have been allowed to start taking my R.A. meds again. Namely methotrexate and Humira. I’ve had two doses of Methotrexate and one of Hum ... Read on »
Blogs by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I try to keep up with as many R.A. blogs as I can. Lately there has been a huge influx in the amount of them and I couldn’t be more thrilled. There is something so great ... Read on »
Back On by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today I was finally able to start all my R.A. meds again. After fifteen weeks without anything but Prednisone, I am thrilled. I had to stop everything before my first ... Read on »
Another New Knee II by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Im finally beginning to feel like  myself again. It’s been eight days since my second total knee replacement. It’s been a rough week but Im finally emerging from the fog ... Read on »
Physical Therapy-Guest Post by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Why Physical Therapy is Important There’s nothing more painful than an injury that requires a surgery, except the actual surgery and the recovery process of course. ... Read on »
Another new knee by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I had my second total knee replacement Monday. It’s been a rough week. And……that is a huge understatement. There were some serious pain control issues during my hospi ... Read on »
I can walk. by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’m moving around so well. Even with one good knee. It’s been four and a half weeks since my total knee replacement. And just a few more days until my next one. My li ... Read on »
Relief by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I had a follow up appointment with my Rheumatologist today. Everyone was so excited about my knee! Im on week eleven without my R.A. meds with the exception of Prednison ... Read on »
The Next Knee by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I had my follow up appointment with my surgeon. My knee is looking great. I’ve been getting around without the walker and now I’m back to my trusty cane. I looked lik ... Read on »
Mothers Day 2009 by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis This September it will have been a decade since my mother passed away. Ten years…. I cant believe it’s been so long. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one can understa ... Read on »
Reflections IV by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis So I have this voice in the back of my mind whispering that the worst is almost over. But if four years of battling rheumatoid arthritis has taught me anything it’s t ... Read on »
New Knee Part 2 by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I keep catching myself grinning when I get out of bed and walk. Every once in a while a small giggle escapes. I have even stood in the middle of the room and balanced on ... Read on »
New Knee Part 1 by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Im at home and recovery nicely. I was only in the hospital from Monday through Wednesday afternoon. So….overall……this has been the best thing ever! The actual surgery ... Read on »
The beginning by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Well there is less than twelve hours left until my surgery. I think I have everything taken care of. My bed is still too low, but other than that, my apartment is comple ... Read on »
Pre-Registry by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I pre registered for my total knee replacement surgery yesterday. Just six more days! They drew some blood, took some xrays and sent me on my way. There seemed to be ... Read on »
It’s a go by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Ok, everything is set and my surgery date will be April 27th. They will be doing my left knee first. My right knee is actually a bit worse, but doesn’t hurt as much a ... Read on »