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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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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 »
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 »