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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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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 »
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 »