Advocacy Summit 2011

News!   I decided to throw caution to the wind (and the remaining few dollars I have) and register for the 2011 Arthritis Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.   The summit is February 28 – March 2nd.  I’m really excited but also a bit nervous. I’ve never been to DC before.  Despite going all alone and not knowing anybody, I’m sure it will be an incredible experience.  I hope.  Now I just have to figure out how to pay for it.  Actually, I don’t want to jinx myself but I applied for a travel stipend which, if I “win” it, I’ll get $1,500 to go toward travel expenses.  I find out tomorrow if I get it.  I really hope I do because money is tight and it would help out so much.  I was on the fence about going this year due to the large pile of debt I’m working hard to pay off, but I really don’t want to wait another year.  Cross your fingers I get the stipend!

In other arthritis news, there isn’t much news.  I’m still off prednisone (I think it’s been at least a month), so that’s great.  I’m still staying off caffeine and I think that’s helping to keep the inflammation at bay.  I’ve been trying to take fish oil capsules at least once a day to also help battle inflammation.

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