Help for the Newly Diagnosed
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Chronic Pain Conditions
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
How to Keep a Symptoms Log
Staying ahead of our chronic pain symptoms requires that we be engaged in our symptoms every day. Knowing when pain levels spike or when fatigue
My First Guest Post is UP!
My first guest post is live! What a fun experience to write a guest post for my new friend, Emily Adams on her travel site, The Planking Traveler.
Why Is It Taking So Long?
New to the chronic illness journey and waiting forEVER for that first visit? Here are some tips for waiting well in the meantime.
The Undercurrent of Chronic ILLness
Often overlooked, the admin side of sick leaves us tired, frustrated, and even a bit defeated. Here are some things to avoid on the admin side of chronic illness.
5 Special Skills Every Chrony Must Develop
A chronic journey sort of forces our hand to learn new skills and new ways of doing things. Here’s a slightly different take on 5 skills every Chrony must develop.
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
No Trial, No Trust
My Fellow CDPs, there is often no other plea more gut-wrenching, more real during seasons of suffering than, “Please Lord, please… if You would, please
Loneliness, the Unexpected Companion of Chronic
Loneliness. This one slipped up on me. I didn’t see it coming. The sting of being on rest, taking it easy and officially out
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
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
Why do this?
If you’re reading this, it means you’ve found your way to the new ChronicPraise community and decided to check it out. Thank you! Maybe
The Chronic Journey… another step
They told me blogging and writing and staying on top of it would be hard. Months like the past one make it really tough! I’m
Exercise and RA: Move it, Move it
Okay, Rheumies and AI’s… We know that exercise is good for us! Thirty minutes on the heat pad on the couch feels better…. but heat
Chronic Pitfall: Me-first-ness
Chronic will trick us to a place of self-first-ness. We get baited to go there all the time. I just hate it. It’s hard to
Newly Diagnosed? 5 Must-Do’s for rheumatoid and other chronics
Newly diagnosed? Wondering what to do? Here are 5 must-do’s for those starting the journey. Know your disease Once the shock of first hearing
6 Trusted Healthcare Sites for Chronic Illness
One of the things that embattles all CDPs is the temptation to spend hours all over the internet reading every single story that populates page
Let’s Get Started! 3 Things I Learned Early On
“It keeps me alive – at least 37% of the time. Let me state that again… over one-third of my waking hours, I’m kept alive