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NessiehasPSA

California 27517
I'm a twenty-something writer, photographer and copy editor living with psoriatic arthritis. I had a mega-flare five years ago. I'm married with two furbabies. I love music and dancing and reading and hanging out with friends.
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#HAWMC day 10: no big secret by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Since I’m still feeling under the weather , this will be a pretty short one. What’s my big health secret ? The one thing that people think I won’t say but totally wo ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 11: wikipedia is totally a source by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Wikipedia : The bane of academics and the friend to journalists who need a quick and dirty lesson on something completely out of their field, like stormwater retrofits an ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 12: inspiration by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis   via Maessive This photo (which is not mine) stood out while I was somewhat mindlessly clicking through Flikr, looking for some inspiration. It feels and look ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 13: ‘if a fair world was what you were looking for, he said, you had to... by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis In the world of patient bloggers, there’s a lot of talk about what’s fair. And I get, really. It’s not fair that we should have to deal with these diseases. It’s not fair ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 14: truth or dare by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis There are plenty of misconceptions about autoimmune arthritis. We’ve all encountered them. For instance: Only old people get arthritis. Wrong! I was 20 when I first ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 15: never worn by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today’s Health Activists Writing Month Challenge reminds me of the story Ernest Hemingway called his finest (“For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.”). Here’s my two sente ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 16: i don’t think so by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis So, today’s Health Activist Writer’s Monthly Challenge prompt is to write a news report about the day a cure is found for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Well, I tried, ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 17: be here now by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today was a really awesome day. The Professor and I spent our afternoon on a local farm tour, enjoying the sights and sounds of our area away from the hustle and bustle of ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 18: right on schedule by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis As a journalist and editor, I don’t really have a typical day ; I might copy edit or write one day, paginate and proof the next, and go out in the field and do interviews ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 19: ‘it’s a living hell’ by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I was really prepared to write something grumpy; though today has been pretty good (we finished production at 5:20! That’s almost a normal quitting time!), I’m all out of ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 20: a room with a view by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis My blogging is normally done while I’m stretched out on my brown coach, Otis (the pup) curled up beside me. Sometimes, Remy (the kitten) hunkers down on my chest, leaving ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 21: run lindsay run by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Though there are many people I admire online and off, I want to stop and give props to someone I met through blogging: Lindsay of RunLindsayRun fame. (She also has a mostl ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 22: more cowbell by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis There are so many things I wish were actual factual prescriptions for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Take shopping, for instance. I wish at my appointment next week, m ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 23: rhyme-tastic by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Alright, guys. Today’s prompt for the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge is to rhyme Dr. Seuss-style. I’m not going to lie; I’m kind of over all the rhyming that’s b ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 24: the best day ever by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I think it’s a really awesome idea to think about the last week and be grateful for something that happened in it. There was a lot of work to be done, crammed into a four- ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 25: red ink by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today’s challenge is to find an old post and edit it, revise it to how I would write it today. I like to think that I’m a fairly good writer; after all, I do it for a livi ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 26: totem by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image via Wikipedia I had a hard time coming up with a spirit or totem animal to describe my condition . I mulled it over all day, bringing up and discarding ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 27: quotable by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I love a good quote. The right one can turn one’s day completely around . It can make you feel strong in the face of a bad day or completely turn your attitude around. ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 28: not anymore by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis (I won’t lie—I really wanted to name this post “At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)” but I already did that. Damnit.) (Also, incidentally, last poem of the Heath ... Read on »
#HAWMC day 5: haiku you by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Tuesday night A haiki by me In goes the needle. Fifteen Mississippis of ow. Thank you, Enbrel. Read on »