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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 two: abstemious by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Abstemious: adj. \ab-STEE-mee-uhs\ 1. Sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; abstinent. 2. Sparingly used or consumed; used with temperance or moderation. 3. Mark ... Read on »
#HAWMC day one: acrostic by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Though I am a few days late, I’m jumping on the WEGO Health Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge . To rub? Write a post a day on a topic decided by the lovely people o ... Read on »
Walk to Cure Psoriasis by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’m going to go out on a limb and say that pretty much everyone who reads this blog either has an autoimmune disease or knows someone who does (or has stumbled upon it bec ... Read on »
poetic license by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I was reading Sharon’s blog this evening. She mentioned Laura Hershey in her most recent post and a poem Hershey had written. After getting lost in Hershey’s writings and ... Read on »
small doses by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image via Wikipedia I did something I was afraid I would no longer be able to do today. The last time I went, it caused so much pain that it’s been two-and-a ... Read on »
in the mood by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today has been a pretty average day: I fought with my alarm for 20-plus minutes before finally giving into the inevitable got ready for work, spent a lot of time in fron ... Read on »
so much to say by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Which medicines to take—and whether to take them—is definitely a pressure I’ve felt as a person with two chronic illnesses: psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis . Sometim ... Read on »
(IU)D-Day by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I finally did it. I  bit the bullet and got an IUD put in Thursday. Though I know there are several choices out there, I went with Paragard. (Apparently people on immunosu ... Read on »
keep fit and have fun by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image via Wikipedia All of us with chronic illness know how important it is to at least attempt some kind of fitness regimen. Psoriasis has been linked with ... Read on »
prescription for the winter blahs by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’ve got a bit of a secret: I hate winter. I didn’t used to hate it, but ever since I moved to the South I have. Here, winter doesn’t mean snow and cozy layers; it mea ... Read on »
pampered by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Is it Saturday, yet? This weekend will be the first one in awhile that I haven’t had to work. Conveniently, my mum also doesn’t have to work Saturday, so she’s venturi ... Read on »
an addition by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image by karenthings via Flickr Some of you may have noticed the new tab at the top of my header. (If not, no worries.) I’ve decided to embark on Kendi’s 30 ... Read on »
epic oops by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis So, I had a bit of a problem last night. I decided to give myself my methotrexate injection in my tummy, to give my thighs a rest from the dual weekly injections. ... Read on »
raise the roof with shouts of joy by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis What a crazy few weeks. I’ve been plagued for the last couple of weeks with these weird headaches; they feel almost like migraines—head pressure, nausea—but the pain i ... Read on »
‘we must be as pure as the ends we seek’ by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image via Wikipedia Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For many, it was just another day off. Not for me—journalists don’t get days off for many holidays. ... Read on »
and doctor up this disease by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis On Monday, I discovered just how essential Enbrel is to my well-being. Despite the fact that my mail order pharmacy has had the prescription for about two or three w ... Read on »
chronically a babe by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Before I got diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, I had a vision of what a chronically ill person looked like, though I’m not really sure where it came from. Think dingy gr ... Read on »
the end of an era by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Image by smoMashup_ via Flickr The last post of 2010. I hope everyone has the happiest of New Years! To celebrate, the Professor and I are heading over t ... Read on »
why i don’t eat animals by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Cover of Eating Animals For my long trip this past week, I knew I would need something to keep me entertained in the car. I love to read, but doing it in a v ... Read on »
good will to all men by NessiehasPSA Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis   via We Heart It   Merry Christmas, everyone! (Or happy holidays, if Christmas isn’t your thing.) The Professor and I are up in Canada. I’m still doin ... Read on »