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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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What is Next? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I want to start this post with a quote from Denis Waitley, an author and a motivational speaker. Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to ... Read on »
I can’t escape unscathed by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis In 2008, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Back then, my biggest fear was disability.  It is nearly five years later and I have been very blessed and fortunat ... Read on »
I won’t tell anyone it gets easier by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I am going on five years since I was diagnosed.  For those of you have been following my blog for the past four plus years, you know that chronic illn ... Read on »
Catch My Breath by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Every time the Kelly Clarkson song, “Catch My Breath,” comes on the radio, my four year old says, “Mom! That is your song!”  He says this because he k ... Read on »
Keep Moving Forward by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis   People with chronic illness often use the words “keep pushing on” or “keep moving forward.” We use these words because we know that if don’t kee ... Read on »
When in Doubt – Guest Post by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis So many thanks to Lana for the opportunity to share a guest post at her blog. I hope this post offers something useful and inspiring to her dedicated readers ... Read on »
I Hate Clowns by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I hate clowns and I have hated them since I was a kid. I was also afraid of them when I was a kid.  Unfortunately, my four year old has the same fear. As an adul ... Read on »
I Strive for Normal by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis A few evenings ago, I stood in my kitchen making dinner when a rush of nausea and dizziness hit me.  I leaned on the counter for support.  I had stood too long and my ... Read on »
Being chronically ill is hard work by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I recently prepared an article about how chronic illness has changed me.  I have written articles on various topics related to chronic illness including its role in ... Read on »
Blocked by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The writer’s block has come back and I am trying to prepare an article about how chronic illness changes our lives.  The words will flow again.  The article is not du ... Read on »
Owning Up by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I recently made a decision to own up to a mistake I made.  At first, I thought that by being honest I would get forgiveness for this mistake. I didn’t have any differ ... Read on »
Acceptance in Progress by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Acceptance is one of the hardest things that we have to deal with at least one point in our lives.  Since the beginning of this year, I have had to embrace a new ... Read on »
Sometimes I wish I knew the reason by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have been through enough in my life to know that God will only give what He knows I can handle.  I also know that everything happens for a reason but sometim ... Read on »
Time Heals by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis One of the things I have learning now that my emotions aren’t all over the place is that time does heal if we allow it to.  Once we do, we become aware of how ... Read on »
What is the big picture anyway? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis For those of us who are always sick, every day there are challenges and decisions.  We have to decide what things need to get done and how to preserve our energy.  We ... Read on »
Realizations by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have spent several days trying to pull together an article on the emotions that go with living with chronic illness.  Much to my surprise, it is not an easy article ... Read on »
Stronger Everyday by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today’s a good day for me.  I have spent many months dealing with depressed feelings. Life’s challenges have thrown a lot at me and I have struggled as I have worked ... Read on »
Pity Parties by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis It has been several years since my battle with chronic pain from both rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia began. In that time, I struggled between regret and accept ... Read on »
Could that little girl ever imagined this? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I look at my four year old and I see how strong he is and how smart he is.  Looking at him, I see me.  Messy curls, smart attitude, and strong temperament.  Then I l ... Read on »
A Life Different Than I Planned by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis   Do you ever contemplate what your life would be like if chronic illness had not suddenly become a part of it? Sometimes, I look at what I have lost since ... Read on »