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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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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 »
What Causes Disease? – Guest Post By Larry Berkelhammer, PhD by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today I have a guest blogger.  I am honored to have Larry Berkelhammer posting on my blog today.  What Causes Disease? By Larry Berkelhammer, PhD Our Stat ... Read on »
My Relationship with the Monster Truck by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis It feels like that monster truck ran me over in my sleep last night.  Every joint in my body aches and in particular my feet. It does not help that my docto ... Read on »
I don’t think I would change a thing by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis There was a time in my life when I wanted nothing more than to focus on my career.  At some level, I still want to be successful in my career but at the same tok ... Read on »
Review of Use Your Mind to Heal Your Body by Henry Grayson by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Henry Grayson , a psychologist, knows that each of us wants a happy and healthy life.  However, as human beings we have this belief that we somehow do not deser ... Read on »
Strange Things Happen to Me by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I am still completely dumbfounded by what happened last Thursday.  If you recall I had mentioned a medical procedure I was having on Thursday afternoon.  That me ... Read on »
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis We have all heard the saying “what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.” It was the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche who famously said, “That which d ... Read on »
My Mother by Lana B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I am writing about my mother today.  The reason I am is because I find myself in the middle of a health scare that involves a lot of patience.  Next week, I am g ... Read on »