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Live Your Life Outside Your Blog: Guest Post on Cateepoo Blog

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My friend Cathy issued a challenge for May's Arthritis Awareness Month in the US: live your life outside your blog. She tasked some people she knew, including me, to describe how we share our RA outside our blogs, without it taking over our lives. My guest post appears on The Life and Adventures of Cateepoo today:


Photo by David Govoni

"There are some distinct benefits to your juvenile arthritis causing you to use a power wheelchair since your teens. For one, no one doubts that I have a chronic illness.
The first symptoms of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (or, as it was known in the old days, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) arrived when I was four years old. It took another five years to get a diagnosis.  Initially, the JIA settled in only in two joints, but when puberty hit, so did the disease. And hard. Fast-forward through a bad systemic flare that almost killed me, fused hips, two years spent lying in a hospital bed waiting for hip replacements, and finally getting those hip…

Photo Friday: Blossoms

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Photo Friday: Indecision

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Bury to save for later.


Then go get it again.


Yum!




Celebrating Life by Doing the Walk to Fight Arthritis

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Numb Hands and Dragon Scales: Coping with a Traumatic Health Experience

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Photo Friday: Heavy Heads

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10 Things about What It Is Like To Be On a Ventilator

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