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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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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 »
I sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis My posts for the past few months have brought some bad news and I have wished that was not the case. Nevertheless, it is what it is.  My mom’s health took a downtur ... Read on »
And so I cried…finally by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Sometimes being strong is overrated and you cannot always continue to be strong.   My mother is the strongest woman I know and lately, she has relied on me to be strong ... Read on »
Who let the RA back in the room? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Despite dealing with a series of infections over the some months, my rheumatoid arthritis pain was, for the most part, staying away. With the weather cooling and wit ... Read on »
Fall is in the air by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Growing up, autumn was always my favorite season but that was before rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia came into my life.  With the cooler weather, I have been wa ... Read on »
Enough Already! by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis No pictures, I promise My health has not changed much since May with infections and flare ups left and right.  This time, it is my big right toe. I injured it si ... Read on »
Changes Are Coming by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I get those “God wants you to know” messages on my Facebook page daily.  Today’s message was very revealing and telling.  On this day of your life, we beli ... Read on »
When it comes down to it, we are all just getting by by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis A Game Called Unpredictability A few of you have emailed me wondering where I have been especially since I often post one to two posts a week.  You have ... Read on »
Does it ever get easier? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I can consider myself a graduate in the lesson of living life with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia/chronic illness.  I don’t consider myself an esteemed al ... Read on »
Why Me? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis When you suffer from/live with a chronic illness, “why me?” is a question you ask often.  Being sick is a personal thing especially when it feels like you are bein ... Read on »
No plan is perfect by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have to say that I spent a lot of time muddling through a life with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.  Next month, it will be four years since I was diagnos ... Read on »
Life isn’t fair and that is why I pray by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The world isn’t fair and no matter what anyone of us do, all we can offer is prayers.  I explained that to my son yesterday after he asked why some people suffer i ... Read on »
It is not all bad by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis For those of us living with chronic conditions, we have been faced with good and bad things that happen.  For example, chronic pain is one of those bad things.  Howev ... Read on »
All Blogged Out by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis My poor neglected blog. I still have nothing to say for I am all blogged out. Hopefully, the ideas come again. The Bloggers Prayer Read on »
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis A Birthday Passed On July 9, my late brother would have turned 33.  I tried to blog about him and how I was feeling but I cried with every word I typed.  The fact ... Read on »
Guest Blogger – Elizabeth Brown On Raising a Child While Fighting a Disease by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis On Raising a Child While Fighting a Disease by Elizabeth Brown The disease announced itself after giving birth. It often does in women. My daughter was born i ... Read on »
How Does Chronic Illness Define You? by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis   The first piece of advice you can from people when you are newly diagnosed is to not let the disease define you. While there is good intention behind that, ch ... Read on »
I Miss Me, Too by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis If you miss the me that was inspirational, happy and chirpy – guess what, I miss me too.  I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired – simple as that.  There is n ... Read on »
Tomorrow will be better by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis June was not an easy month for me as I have spent most of it being sick and tired. Today is another day of being sick and tired. These are the days where I wonder  wh ... Read on »
I feel like a swollen blob by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I know what are thinking – someone else wrote the title for this post. No, it was me.  I cannot describe what I am feeling in any other way. At first, I was thinking ... Read on »