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Lana B.

Ohio 44114
When contemplating about writing an “about me” section that would talk about my diagnoses and the effect that they have had on my life. Every time I start to type, I am not sure what it is that I want to say. I just know that what I have to say has to have a profound effect on those... Full Bio
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No One Ever Tells You by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis No one ever points out the perfect life to you and tells you go out there and get it.  No one ever says it will easy be or hard or full of curves.  No one ever tel ... Read on »
I Miss My Old Normal              by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Up until recently, my RA and fibromyalgia had been well controlled.  I had been able to manage and live my life despite minor flare-ups.  However, the past few months h ... Read on »
It’s a Beautiful Day by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Spring is officially here in Northeast Ohio. It took its time but we made it through a brutal winter. This morning, I awo ... Read on »
Wake-up Call by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis This past week has shown me how I need to learn to prioritize my health. I have been sick with the flu and I was sicker than I have been in a long time.  I have overest ... Read on »
What I Really Mean to Say by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Living with chronic illness and pain is something that isn’t easily understood by people who are not going through the same thing. Moreover, the effects of illnes ... Read on »
My Poor Neglected Blog by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis It is not like I have nothing to say. I always have something that needs saying. After all, I am me. I am type A and I have RA. My poor neglected blog. ... Read on »
Looking Forward into 2014 by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Not long ago, my thoughts and my emotions revolved around everything but being sick.  But in 2008, I went from being healthy and active to being miserable overn ... Read on »
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis As 2013 comes to a close, I want to wish you and your loved ones a safe and blessed holiday season.  I love the holidays and I find nothing that brings gre ... Read on »
Two Words No Family Should Ever Have to Hear by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Entering my brother’s hospital room two days before Thanksgiving 2010, I couldn’t have predicted that this day would be the last day I would hear my brother ... Read on »
Just Not Over Thinking It – Quick Update by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have not blogged in a couple weeks because I have not had much to write about. Life is going well, RA is controlled and I have no complaints.  Still adjusting ... Read on »
I am okay by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis There has not much going on in my life of late.  I did get that promotion at work and I was training for it, training my replacement, and going my actual w ... Read on »
I am still not saving the world by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis   I have been dealing with a tension headache for a couple days now. These tension headaches have a tendency to make me feel that everyone wants a piece of ... Read on »
An Early Morning Approach by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I constantly pride myself for being able to laugh even when I want to cry.  I have had some difficult times and I would like to believe the worst is behind ... Read on »
A Story of Courage and How Mesothelioma Touched My Life by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Heather’s Story I recently received an email from Cameron Von St. James who one day found himself caregiver to his wife, Heather, who was diagnosed with a ver ... Read on »
I know what is next – at least what I want next to be by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have been away from this blog – not too long but long enough. I have been busy working on several projects including my full-time legal job, my freelance arti ... Read on »
Stay Gone by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis My old friend, RA, has returned after being away for the entire summer.  As usual, RA is uninvited and invading my life especially as I sleep.  Mornings ar ... Read on »
What Breaks You Makes You Grow by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis As many of you know, I have been writing a book. Well, as I write my book, I see pieces and parts of my life going into book and sometimes, that scares me. It s ... Read on »
Strength is a Constant Battle by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I consider myself a strong woman.  I am strong in my convictions and I have strength of character, spirit, mind and body. I honestly believe that if you have stre ... Read on »
Good Riddance to Depression by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Dear Depression, I am so glad to have finally broken up with you.  You invaded my life all those months and you were like an unwanted and unwelcome guest who ... Read on »
Real Life – My Life by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Many of you have wondered where I have disappeared off to but the only place I have been for the past month is trying to figure out what’s next in my life.  A week ... Read on »