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No big deal...yet? by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Not sure when people typically start to feel side effects from the meds? But I have none so far. I'm really hoping this is like pregnancy, where the 9 months of body disto ... Read on »
Start day by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Went into the city this morning for my CD2 bloodwork and ultrasound. Today is the NYC marathon...although I was there earlier than the start and didn't really see anything ... Read on »
Devil by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Tonsillitis was probably viral so it didn't respond to the antibiotics. I started with symptoms on Thursday and felt better yesterday...8 days. Plus pink eye. I look lik ... Read on »
Tonsilitis by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Second Z-pack of the season. Seriously? Twice in 3 weeks? Not fair. I went in to work today anyway since I'm going to be using a bunch of sick days soon for monitoring ( ... Read on »
$15k of drugs on the way... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis For the bargain price of $26 in copays. That part worked out. Cornell taking my insurance worked out. Now we just hope the baby part works out. I start the estrogen prim ... Read on »
Ok, thing may work out by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis After many many phone calls, the drugs are supposed to be covered through another branch of the medical insurance. The pharmacy associated with the insurance company won't ... Read on »
Fuck... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis IVF drugs likely not going to be covered. Still trying to figure it out. Will we spend $5k + on this? I know people spend a lot more. But we don't have a lot more. And ... Read on »
Still sick by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have strep throat. Again. I have had this more in the last 3 years than ever before. I went 2 week with a cold and a week with laryngitis (great thing for a teacher...l ... Read on »
IVF consult #2 by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today was our appointment with Cornell. It was full of good surprises. 1. There was NO traffic getting into the city. None. Zero. That never happens...but at 9:00 o ... Read on »
Nothing new by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I know I've posted about this before, but every time I have this realization it seems important. I've had some really good workouts and runs the last few weeks. I have ... Read on »
Speed by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Treadmill run today. Half mile warm up, then I talked myself out of a 9:00 mile to do an 8:30 half mile instead. Except I ran a whole mile. So, after a short walk break I ... Read on »
Lifting by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis My husband is starting Crossfit. I am getting inspired to start lifting heavy again. Not too much, I still want to RUN now that I can again, and I don't have tons of time. ... Read on »
I found easy! by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Just did 4.5 miles, an old loop. 45 minutes (just under). It was easy! I think the 70 degrees vs. the 83 when I did 5, plus a less hilly course, really helped. I never o ... Read on »
5 miles by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis 5 miles still sounds like it should be easy. I did a loop from school today I used to do. Two very steep and long hills I knew I would walk. A very long stretch of downhi ... Read on »
Treadmill 5k by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Sleepy after school but needed to work out. Actually, in the car I was thinking that I didn't NEED it like I used to NEED it, but I wanted to need it, so I went. Treadmill ... Read on »
First day of school and the incessant SINGING... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis In the last month or two, Andra has become a NONSTOP singer. If I hear one more Twinkle Twinkle or Happy Birthday I may just shoot myself. It's cute, yeah, up to a point. ... Read on »
Venus Williams by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I feel really badly for Venus Williams , who just dropped out of the US Open and was recently diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease. At the same time, it ... Read on »
Race report part 2 and Irene... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Irene first...what a fizzle. For us at least...record power outages, but we kept ours. Despite FEMA making us buy flood insurance because they say 1 square inch of our bas ... Read on »
Race Report Part 1 by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Ugh. Unofficially 30:25. For a freaking 5k. This same course 2 years ago, I ran 25:52 (8:19 pace). Almost 5 minutes slower? I guess my pace was about 9:50. At least ... Read on »
Of course...why make it easy? by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Neck is flaring, really stiff with a lovely headache...ankle has been sore, achy all day. Took extra prednisone, contemplating half a Vicodin. I want to run this 5k tomorr ... Read on »