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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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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 »
spoonie envy, or why my disease is worse than yours by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I overheard something that makes me me angry, frustrated and really sad all at once. A woman was talking about her rheumatoid arthritis, something a (younger) family membe ... Read on »
i love ‘running with scissors’ by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image via Wikipedia The Professor and I headed out to local big box bookstore today to spend the gift card that was sort of an early birthday present for me. ... Read on »
facebook by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I finally did it. I took the plunge and set my little blog up with a Facebook page . If you’re on Facebook and you’d like to link up, it would mean a lot to me if you’d cl ... Read on »
brace for impact by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today was supposed to be a good day. The weather’s nice. It’s Friday. I bought myself some sunflowers at the farmer’s market, and they’re making my little office cheer ... Read on »
time to end psoriasis by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image via Wikipedia Guys, the National Psoriasis Foundation’s National Volunteer Leadership Conference (if you follow me on Twitter and saw a lot of #psonvlc ... Read on »
back on the ‘roid train by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image via Wikipedia (I love the Newseum!) My impending trip to D.C. has forced me to take a long, hard look at how I’ve been feeling lately. And, if I’m bei ... Read on »
climb the hill for a cure conference by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image via Wikipedia I’ve talked before about volunteering with the National Psoriasis Foundation , especially the One to One peer mentoring program . As a re ... Read on »
I’m loving … Wren’s Memorial Day post by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I was looking for inspiration on what to post to honour this Memorial Day, hoping something in my reader would create some kind of spark. Then I hit Wren’s offering. ... Read on »
blue bird by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I must be insane. This is one of the busiest times of the year for me, professionally. My newspaper is small enough that we run the pictures of all the graduates in a ... Read on »
i’m loving … chocolate covered katie by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis As you know, I’ve been doing the vegetarian thing for awhile now. Lately, though, I’ve been feeling as though I should go the extra mile and banish all animal products fro ... Read on »
busy bee by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Sorry for the lack of posts; I’ve been so busy lately, I hardly have time to breathe. This time of year is jam-packed with events and activities, as the spring and summer ... Read on »
already pretty: body gratitude in the face of illness by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I know I owe you guys two more HAWMC posts, and I promise I’ll write them. But I’ve been sitting on this awesome post for awhile, and, since I’m feeling like doggie doo fr ... 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 »