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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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dear 18-year-old me by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Dear Me, circa 2002: You just graduated high school. Nicely done (not that there was any doubt). You’re moving away from home, and you’ll be surprised just how much th ... Read on »
the case of the missing monocyte by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis This came across my inbox at work, and I thought it might interest some of you, as it did me: The case of the missing monocyte   CHAPEL HILL, N ... Read on »
move to improve by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today is World Arthritis Day, and this year’s theme is one I definitely need to take to heart: move to improve. I know that’s advice I need to take to heart. I work at a c ... Read on »
always something there to remind me by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis It all started about seven years ago. I had just gotten home from an amazing vacation in Bermuda visiting some friends. I was sitting in my first class at a new scho ... Read on »
start fresh by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Where has September gone? I feel like just yesterday it was the end of July. Anyway, this lovely meme has been making the rounds for Invisible Illness Week. I’ve done ... Read on »
still speaking: remembering 9/11 by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have already said or written many words on what Sept. 11 means to me; over the years, I’ve written columns, made speeches and just plain talked it over with friends, fam ... Read on »
new biologic side effects warning by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image via Wikipedia I got this new warning about anti-TNF drugs in my inbox not too long ago and thought I’d pass it along: “The U.S. Food and Drug Adm ... Read on »
short: long weekend by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I have worked my share of holidays. I worked in retail for more than a decade, and journalism is not known as a profession that allows employees a lot of three-day we ... Read on »
hey, i felt pretty when they turned out the light by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Being a woman can be pretty awesome; we can wear dresses and skirts (or not), have children (or not) and do just about anything we want. But being a woman can also mean in ... Read on »
i remember you by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis When I first was put on Plaquenil (or, rather, the generic hydroxychloroquine), it absolutely destroyed my appetite. I remember not really eating for the first couple of w ... Read on »
loving what you do by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis What a difference a year makes. It amazes me to think that this time last year I was actively looking to leave journalism. I was desperately unhappy with my work situa ... Read on »
blog, interrupted by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hi. You guys remember me, right? I blog (apparently, sometimes). Though I have been pretty busy—painting the kitchen, ramping up for our back-to-school edition, pleadi ... Read on »
psoriasis isn’t contagious but awareness is by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I got this today in my mailbox, and I think I’ll be giving it a go: Psoriasis isn’t contagious, but awareness is! Each August, the National Psoriasis Foundation spon ... Read on »
27 by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I just about an hour, I will officially be 27. Somehow, 27 seems much, much older than did 26—it’s that much closer to 30 (which, thanks to Lindsay , I am totally look ... Read on »
a victory—with pockets by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I ordered myself a sewing machine (a Brother CS-6000i) as an early birthday present. It came in the mail a few weeks ago, and I love it. My first project—what else? A ta ... Read on »
keeping up by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis via Glamour So, apparently Kim Kardashian has psoriasis. I’m not so sure I like the tone of this L.A. Times blog post , but at least the writer mentions it is an a ... Read on »
always something (there to remind me) by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image by Rooey202 via Flickr Now that I’m nearly vegan—and my lactose-intolerant insides thank me for finally going back to being dairy-free—I’d noticed that ... Read on »
medical jargon: studies show anti-TNF drugs don’t raise cancer risk by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis There was an interesting Arthritis Today Magazine article sent to me by the Arthritis Foundation not too long ago: Several studies have found there is not statistically si ... Read on »
guest post: time to fit in by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Alyssa Jacobs, an internet writer who enjoys many topics like health, politics, lifestyle, fitness and skin care, works with  AcneCenter.com to give the best reviews of va ... Read on »
just desserts: vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I love peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Love. Them. Before I went vegetarian/vegan, I would get these delicious cookies from the local grocery co-op near my work; how ... Read on »