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A few pictures... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis These are from the cottage in Michigan. Andra has had a blast swimming this summer and is really comfortable in the water. She still has a little anx ... Read on »
Still running... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Dare I say I've been doing well with running? I am trying to a tempo, speed, and long run every week. This is week 2. It's all relative, and I am really trying not to com ... Read on »
Two runs in a row by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Four treadmill miles on Friday...hard effort, but right now that is about a 9:15 pace, which used to be marathon pace. After my warm up I did 1 mile, walked 1 min, 2x .5 mi ... Read on »
Not in CT anymore by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis We're in Michigan. I got a pedicure today. It was nice. The girl doing it also works at the bait shop. We spent some time talking about worms and leeches. I feel so far ... Read on »
Well this sucks... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Found out Thursday afternoon that I have diminished ovarian reserve, premature ovarian failure, whatever you want to call it...FSH of 15.7, AMH <0.16 (if you don't know what ... Read on »
The nuns loved her by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Andra went this morning for her "preview" day at Catholic preschool. It went GREAT. No crying, no accidents, she charmed the nuns (who called her "sweet" and said they wis ... Read on »
Old route by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Ran an old route today...5.5 miles. Walked some. Took an hour. Only real pain was from chafing...gotta buy me some new Body Glide. So now I know I can do it...and it is ... Read on »
Why we run... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Wendy posted this yesterday on why she runs because she has RA...I love it. I ran today, my toe was not an issue since I wore shoes that I had previously put a dancer's p ... Read on »
Big toe by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Argh. So I have been feeling pretty good and have even been able to sleep on my stomach lately, something I can't do when my neck is acting up because it doesn't turn that ... Read on »
45 minutes by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Just got back from a 45 minute run. Don't ask how far, I don't know and don't want to. I didn't plan to go that long...treadmill runs (on an incline) have been hard. Gran ... Read on »
Volunteering ... and karma? by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Yesterday I volunteered for the local triathlon, one I did last year as an aqua-bike. Because I figured I'd be pregnant by now, and because I had a rough winter, I didn't w ... Read on »
Book Review - RA Related by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Over email last week I was contacted by a publicist about a new book by someone with RA, asking if I would like to receive a copy. Sure, why not? I received it today, and. ... Read on »
Doctors by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis OK, I guess some people do still read...thanks for the comments letting me know! Wednesday I managed to do a short (14 miles) bike ride followed by an even shorter (1 mil ... Read on »
The last six months... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis These have been, health wise, the worst six months of my life. Possibly I'm exaggerating, as the six months around the time I was diagnosed with RA were probably worse, but ... Read on »
Thirty in the mist by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Thirty mile bike ride this morning in the rain...er, mist. It was COLD! I wasn't expecting that...before we left I put arm warmers under my windbreaker, and thank goodness ... Read on »
Ring the bells that can still ring... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Wow. Nearly a month has gone by. I admit to not having much to blog about, but at the same time, I want to keep up a little bit, as I often go back and read old posts want ... Read on »
Started physical therapy by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I started physical therapy for my heel. I've gone twice, and I like the therapist, Dave. I feel like I'm doing something. For so many months now I've just been slogging t ... Read on »
Dead robins - must be spring! by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Another 70+ degree day, I took my bike out after deciding I had to CANCEL one of my tutoring sessions to ride instead. I only did 15 miles, but it was enough. There were s ... Read on »
Probably not the smartest idea ... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Probably not the smartest idea, but I went to bootcamp this morning. Surprisingly (or not, gievn the vicodin) I felt ok and didn't really have to modify much because of the ... Read on »
I heart Vicodin by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Neck flare again. Out of nowhere. Prednisone, wine, vicodin, and mucinex...I am feeling good right now. (I didn't intentionally mix the alcohol and vicodin...) I did t ... Read on »