The First Rheumatology Visit – What to Expect

If you’re like most chronic illness folks, you’ve been waiting quite a while to get in to see a Rheumatologist for the first time. The shortage of Rheumatologists is palpable throughout the journey, and finding a good one is worth the wait. The wait is, however, quite difficult and feelings of overwhelm and being lost, … Read more

Waiting Well: 5 Secrets to Enduring a Long Diagnosis Process

As difficult as daily life with chronic illness and autoimmunes can be, perhaps the most difficult part of the journey is figuring out what the diagnosis even is. The diagnostic process can take many months, or worse, years, to finally arrive at the name of the illness that’s now made its way to your diagnosis … Read more

The 5 Worst Things People Say to Me about RA

You guys have been there. Hearing the same comments over and over. Some you like, some are funny and some probably get under your skin a little. Here are my hidden thoughts about some of the comments I hear all the time. I bet some of you Rheumies and CDP’s hear these, too! After 8 … Read more

5 Schedule Tips for RA and other chronics

Once chronic descends upon your life, the word “pace” has a very different meaning. We used to laugh and just keep going, but now we pay the price with that kind of approach.  Here I discuss  some tips to help find a pace that works. Just the very sound of the word “pace” – or … Read more