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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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Lessons Learned by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis In my last post, I talked about many of the things I have struggled with and how despite that, I always managed to triumph.  A couple days ago, I sat down and started ... Read on »
I am blessed and I am okay by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis For a long period of time, life was tough for me.  I dealt with two chronic illnesses, then financial and marital troubles, then my brother’s illness and death and th ... Read on »
Website Review: Arthritis-Health by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I am sharing with you today a great arthritis resource called Arthritis-health .  The website offers a growing collection of information about arthritis and is ... Read on »
To thine ownself be true by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have recently found that it is easy to fool ourselves when things are what we wish them to be. We can only get away with that for so long because the truth s ... Read on »
I am okay with that by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis In my last post , I talked about how the universe wants me to faith and how I often struggle with faith being enough.  I recently finished a long distance book study ... Read on »
The Universe Wants Me to Have Faith by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I struggled to awake this morning. I am just extremely tired and it doesn’t help that I am always trying to outdo myself.   I think I need to learn that something bei ... Read on »
The Block by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have not disappeared and life has not thrown me yet another curve ball.  If anything, I am just struggling to write.  Aside from being sick and writing more at my ... Read on »
Book Review: The Take-Charge Patient: How YOU Can Get the Best Medical Care‏ by... by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I recently had the pleasure of reading The Take-Charge Patient: How YOU Can Get the Best Medical Care‏ by Martine Ehrenclou. In The Take-Charge Patient , Martine ... Read on »
Riding Out the Storm by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis When it comes to pain, all you can do is wait for the storm to pass and while you wait, you ride it out.  For me, it has been one thing after the other.  Towards the ... Read on »
How to live with Arthritis – Guest Post by Jonathan Jenkins by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from Arthritis, you will no doubt know how this debilitating condition can affect every aspect of your life. Is there any way ... Read on »
Response Letter to my RA going in 2013 by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have tweaked last year’s letter to my RA in the New Year. Dear RA, Here we are headed into year five sharing the same body.  Well, it is year five si ... Read on »
Reflecting and Moving Forward by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis   Life has a funny way of coming together in a nice neat bow even after a lot of near misses, tumbles, and cleaning up along the way.  Looking back at 2012, I kno ... Read on »
7 Tips for Navigating High-Deductible Health Care Plans – Guest Post by Bill Paquin, CEO of... by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis   A health insurance representative recently gave a presentation to my company about the plans that are available to my colleagues and me in 2013, given that the de ... Read on »
How did we get to a time when we have to think twice about sending our kids to school? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I don’t know about you but when I was a kid, it seemed like our schools were safer. While we always had crazy and cruel people out there, gunmen did not shoot up school ... Read on »
Am I really more than my diseases? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis   I often say that there is more to me than just living with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.   That is the highlight below my blog title and the truth is, I ... Read on »
Covers, where are you? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Some days are just days I just want to crawl under the covers and be left alone. I have felt like that lately because things have just been overwhelming.  Mom ... Read on »
Tomorrow will be better by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The words most uttered during a period of flare: tomorrow will be better.  The thing about flares is that you never know how long they will last and how much they wil ... Read on »
I am Thankful by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Thanksgiving is a reminder of Thanksgivings past and many Thanksgivings to come.  I think the biggest reminder is that two years ago was the first Thanksgiving my brother ... Read on »
Hard to Believe But It Is a Part of Who I am by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis It has been over four years since my diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. People still wonder how I function and live my life despite pain and feeling sic ... Read on »