Hello! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here. Very embarrassing. So many things have happened regarding my health, work, family, and friends since November. There’s a lot to catch up on and I am going to do it!
Right now, I’m going through a pretty bad flare-up in both feet and ankles and a bit in my hands. The feet/ankles flare started about a week ago and then got quickly worse while I was in Chicago last weekend for a wonderful conference called HealtheVoices. I will write more about that very soon, I promise! Despite suffering through the staggering physical and emotional pain of the flare, I was so inspired and energized being a part of the conference again (I was at the first one held last year in Jersey City, NJ). Just being there with my fellow RA friends and advocates as well as connecting with people who are advocates regarding other chronic illnesses…it was incredibly motivating and empowering. But more on that later! Know that there are a lot of people out there who really care about those who live with RA and are passionate about making lives better. This gives me great hope.
This post is a bit rambling and scrambling, but I wanted to post something now. Finally! I’m still here and this blog and cause are still so very important to me. They always will be. :)
I hope you’re all happy and as pain-free as possible out there…in the Internet universe.
Good news! My blog was named as one of Healthline‘s Best Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs of 2015. I’m slide #4 on the list: http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/best-rheumatoid-arthritis-blogs#4
Thank you so much to everyone who reads my blog and supports me and what I do! I’m forever grateful for the wonderful friends I’ve met through my little blog and for being part of the online RA and patient advocacy communities.
I got a nice surprise in my inbox this morning! My blog, Inflamed, was named one of the top RA blogs by Healthline.com. Cool! Here’s a link to check out the other blogs that made the list:
“Best Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs of the Year”
Thank you for supporting me and my blog over the years. I really appreciate it!
Here’s my latest blog post on RheumatoidArthritis.net —
“Doing What You Love vs. Doing What You Can”
This is something that I struggle with on a daily basis, and I’m sure a lot of you do as well. I hope you like the post! Feel free to comment and share with others if you like.
A new RA website is officially launching TODAY – RheumatoidArthritis.net
It’s a cool site, full of information about rheumatoid arthritis for patients, families, spouses — everyone really! A great part of this site is there is a community of bloggers sharing their personal stories of living with RA. And the exciting thing is, I’m going to be one of their featured regular bloggers! So now in addition to blathering on about medical appointments and swollen joints on this blog, you can read my posts over at rheumatoidarthritis.net too. Whoo! Actually those will probably be a little more organized structurally. And maybe more well-thought-out. Although I do try to not sound like a blubbering idiot on here, too, I swear. Ha ha. In any case, I hope you like the new site and my blog posts.
So check it out! It’s a neat site and I think it will be a helpful resource and source of communication and community for people affected by RA.
While I was gone I got a nice surprise in my email inbox – a notification that my blog had been chosen as one of Healthline.com‘s best RA blogs of 2012. Check it out:
“22 Best Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs of 2012”
(you have to scroll through the pages/slideshow to find mine)