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Vacation by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’m going on my first trip since I became sick. I’m all sorts of nervous. I wrote an email to another blogger who responded with this post. http://typeawithra.word ... Read on »
Lucky? by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I just don’t know what’s going on in my head lately. I keep swinging back and forth between happy and sad. I know I’m lucky. I say it like a mantra. I’m lucky. I’m lu ... Read on »
Where to Begin? by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis How can you begin to explain a life with R.A.?  I have had this disease for three years. Sometimes it feels like fifty. Sometimes it feels like time has passed so quickl ... Read on »
Current Meds by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Id like to mention the medications I am currently on. My current treatments include: 8 mg shot of methotrexate once a week. ( I have been on methotrexate for over 2 y ... Read on »
Disability by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Disability- what a nasty word. a physical or mental handicap, esp. one that prevents a person from living a full, normal life or from holding a gainful job. I cant ... Read on »
Lawyers and such by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I spoke with my lawyer today. My court date for my disability case is coming up in three weeks. I have been waiting for two and a half years, so needless to say, I am ... Read on »
R.A. Hobos by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I can honestly understand how a person can become homeless. I am lucky in my situation to have had people to help me in some way. Even if I don’t have anyone in my life ... Read on »
Today has been ok. by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’ve had a particularly difficult time today. Ive only been out of bed twice. Lying in bed all day drives me crazy. I tried to sleep off the boredom. But I was hurtin ... Read on »
I just cant stop by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Oh God, I know everyone is sick of it. I know they’re tired of hearing about it. But I just can’t stop talking about my weight. They’re sick of it because no one know ... Read on »
Interesting Video by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Filed under: Uncategorized Read on »
It’s not me. It’s you. by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis OK, maybe this is selfish of me. But I just going to go ahead and say it. I am so unbelievably sick to death of people. I feel like I spend my days taking care of ... Read on »
One week…. by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis OK, now I feel bad for the last post. I don’t like complaining. I am very lucky in many ways. I have loads of people who care about me. I need to just get over myself. I ... Read on »
Why no one sees me anymore by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I hate hate hate hate going in public. I can not wait until the day I can go out in public without people staring at me. I was always a relatively confident person. N ... Read on »
Disabilty by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I am so nervous. I am so unbelievable scared. I just spent an hour on the phone with my lawyer. My case is Monday, and my entire life is dependant on it. I know I ... Read on »
And the results are? by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I wont know for another two to three months. I can not help but laugh. After over two years, I finally had my court date. It went really well. There is really no way ... Read on »
The crazy dosnt fall too far from the tree by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I think one of the hardest parts of dealing with chronic pain is the fact that I can’t talk about it like I would like.  People get tired of hearing about it. I don’t bl ... Read on »
Problems by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I want to be positive.More than anything I want to be positive.I want to put on a brave face.   But sometimes its so hard. Its so damned hard. Sometimes it is impo ... Read on »
Breakdown by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I had a complete mental breakdown over a pair of pants today. Not the pants so much as my inability to get them on. I couldn’t stand long enough to get them on. ... Read on »
Happiness by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I had a doctors appointment today, and I’m going back on enbrel!!!!!! Side effects be damned. Starting……..tonight! My white blood count is dangerously high, theref ... Read on »
Can’t put the needle in. by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I started my Enbrel shots again last week. I forgot how much I hate them. Not that I’m complaining. Thank God for Enbrel! But I have always had a very bad phobia of need ... Read on »