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Chaos vs. Divine Order by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis When I think about chaos vs. Divine order I always end up at thinking it must be both.  I simply desire my diseased body to return to its youthful bounce and for him to ... Read on »
Good Doc Makes All the Difference by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’m officially off of methotrexate. As it turns out I was really ill as I had suspected. The reason: Methotrexate poisoning my liver. In fact, i thought I was losing ... Read on »
are you depressed? by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis “Are you depressed?” the doctor asks me.  I ponder each word “are..you..” That’s me.  “Depressed”.  The word hangs like it’s own sentence, paragraph, entire document, an ... Read on »
Xrays and being a clutz by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I must be the most absurd clutz there is. Jax had to take me to the hospital on Friday because of this silly story: Thurs. nite I ran/walked quickly into a ... Read on »
New Life Starts Tuesday by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I begin Enbrel on Tuesday. I’ve decided to get the injections at the docs office… (I love my new doc)mostly so that i can have chance encounters with him more frequentl ... Read on »
In the Beginning by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Dateline & Updates: February 2007. I’ve decided to begin keeping a log of my main events/feelings in the hopes to inspire or relieve anxiety in someone else. Not many ... Read on »
Medical Definitions by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Here are some descriptions of medical items mentioned on this site. As I find better ones I’ll post them. RA=Rheumatoid Arthritis /   CP= Chronic Pancreatiti ... Read on »
Me and My Pump by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis It was a yearlong process to get the intrathecal pump. I didn’t care that it would protrude from my left belly. In fact, the doc says I didn’t want it. I don’t rememb ... Read on »
Hardships of 2006 by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Jax had taken care of me through this whole thing. He did it without question and without complaint. He was incredible. By summer 2006 our sex-life had faded to this ... Read on »
Jax Dreams by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis      July 1, 2007:  My time away has been good for Jax. He’s had time to have quiet and to think about pursuing his dreams. He likes his work but doesn’t love it. ... Read on »
Big Project by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’ve been out of state now for 3 months. I’ve gone home for two quick 3-day trips just to visit my pain management doctor to get refills on my pump. I guess I could’ve ... Read on »
The Breakup by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Happened Oct 31st: Halloween: 3am. (written a week later) Jax’s phone kept buzzing. It must be an alarm. I get up to turn it off but a word catches my eye “poosy”. I ... Read on »
BIG NEWS and DIAGNOSIS by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Nov. 2nd: This was originally written for a few close friends and family. I’ve decided to paste it for this blog.  In case I haven;t mentioned it.  Many of these blog e ... Read on »
How Did We Get Here? by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Jax is still living next door. Things just suck without him around. My ball of sunshine is gone. It’s so hard to have him gone even though he’s only a door away. Iro ... Read on »
Limping Again by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis today was one of those kind you wish you could stay in bed but you’ve got to work days. My R.A. Is raging today and I go between limping and having to drive with one ar ... Read on »
Methotrexate Blues by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Luckily, Jax has moved back in. I can’t tell you how relieved I am. The therapist mostly listened to us talk and asked a few questions (it’s always like that in the f ... Read on »
Hiding the Pain by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Jax suggested I write about how I feel vs. what’s really happening when I’m at business meals and meetings or even with friends. A few years back I began limping after ... Read on »
Medications - Not Fun by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Nov 8th: I don’t want to forget critical information that might be useful to others. I left out the whole bit about the drug cabinet. Once last year I had an employ ... Read on »
Dizzy by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I haven’t been at my traditional work all week. I’ve been slammed with insurance paperwork, invoices, and online work. It never seems to slow down. I haven’t felt wel ... Read on »
Pushing Him Against a Wall by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Sasha here - I found this photo of me to give you an idea of me…but anonymously me.   Over the past week I’ve gotten these incredible rushes of desire to thrust Jax aga ... Read on »