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1 Year Off Prednisone by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hello All - Sasha here!  To my loyal readers:  I’m sorry I left the online world for so long - but I m sure that anyone reading this could relate.  I felt like I had to ... Read on »
So Much in a Short Time by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis To my readers.  I am going to be coming back online after a couple of months of being totally out of touch.  Lupus has reigned supreme lately and I have so much to shar ... Read on »
Dx LUPUS by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’ve had a tough week.  I’m working hard at staying positive, but it is unavoidable to have some pitfalls along the way - that’s how it always goes for the first couple ... Read on »
EMERGENCY ROOMS SUCK by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis there’s no other way to say this.  hopefully i’ll phrase it much better once I’m feeling a lot better but i went to ER last night.  I hated every minute of them not want ... Read on »
CAN’T MOVE by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The title of this blog is a pun.  This is why: Lately, I’ve formed an incredibly horrible habit.  For the past 2 1/2 months I keep falling asleep in one of our chairs.  ... Read on »
DATING with a CHRONIC DISEASE by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis First a bit of goings-on: I’m happy to report to you all that I’ve finally lined up enough work to get me into December without this horrific fear that’s been like a bla ... Read on »
SICK GIRL by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’d like to discuss a book I recently read called SICK GIRL.  The book is an exhausting complainers book by Amy Silverstein who at age 24 suffered congestive heart failu ... Read on »
PAIN MEDS & CURRENT JOURNEY by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hi there.  If you are new to my blog please visit the about page.  This site was created by me (sasha)  because I have RA and chronic pancreatitis (CP).  Some blog posts ... Read on »
Finding a Light by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I realized that I’ve written 3 blogs in a row about pain & depression.  I’d love to write about cheery happy-go-lucky stuff, but that is simply not the reality of my per ... Read on »
PAIN and DEPRESSION II by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis CHRONIC PAIN & DEPRESSION Part II - SWOLLEN BLOB/RA Please read Chronic Pain & Depression Part I to get my background if you are new to the site. So getting you q ... Read on »
PAIN and DEPRESSION I by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis CHRONIC PAIN & DEPRESSION part I - Fighting Death and Pancreatitis I’ve given this blog post an incredibly dull title on purpose.  It is an awful subject to be for ... Read on »
PAIN/ANTIDEPRESSANTS by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis If you’ve been reading any of my posts the past 5 weeks then you’ll know that I’ve been severely depressed. I’ve also been looking for work because all of my clients and ... Read on »
HITTING BOTTOM by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis If I was allowed to drink then I would be plastered right now.  TOTALLY plastered.  I know… drinking doesn’t solve anything - and i can’t touch even a drop of alcohol wi ... Read on »
READERS ROCK by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Some days I’m not sure what I’d do without reading the amazing comments by you all.  It lifts me up, reminds me I am not alone, and lulls me to a place where I can actua ... Read on »
LIGHTING IT UP by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis A few days have past since the 3 week point that my Jax split up with me.  It’s always interesting how time often sheds new light on a situation.  I’ve also been battlin ... Read on »
ANGER PHASE by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’m starting to get a cold, but took Enbrel anyhow because I was starting to get so swollen and immobile. Stiff like the dead. So it’s been 3 weeks since Jax and I sp ... Read on »
DARK DAYS by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Thank you to all of you who commented on these tough times I’m going through since Jax and I broke up. I heard your words of wisdom and love. I heard that I need to focu ... Read on »
SLEEPWALKING by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I started sleepwalking the same week I started on Enbrel. I’ve never been a sleepwalker before. My brother once sleepwalked straight out the door one night as a boy. Not ... Read on »
THE PAIN TRAIN by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis When you have a chronic disease or live with someone who does you’ll know that pain comes in waves and you have to hold on tight to the roller coaster ride. Pain shows i ... Read on »
THE FLOOD by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Welcome to the new design. I like to switch it up a bit. ……………………………………………….. Today marks exactly 2 weeks since Jax broke up with me. And what a whirlwind day it’ ... Read on »