In Health

It’s World Arthritis Day!

You guys, it’s World Arthritis Day! I’m currently part of the Cure Arthritis Crew, which helps bring awareness to and support research to help fight arthritis diseases. Check out the awesome resources from curearthritis.org to learn more about how you can make a big difference on World Arthritis Day.
 
Last year, I was finally diagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis after several years of mysterious pain and frankly, it has changed my entire life. Since then, I’ve learned a few things:

1) Invisible illness is real, y’all.

You may think the healthy-looking young man or woman taking up a seat on the bus, train or even a bench in the park is being selfish or parking in the handicap spot is wrong, but you may not know the pain they’re in. Someone may be super bubbly and seem totally physically capable out and about, but when they get home, they’re out of commission for an entire week because of pain. We’re good fakers.

2) It’s okay to be a “flake.”

I’ve lost touch with people because I either don’t have the energy to hang out, because of an arthritis flare or the activity is something I can no longer physically do. Some days are great days and some days are no-way-not-happening – you never know until it’s go-time. It’s also really difficult to see people you care about struggle – silence is sometimes how people cope with seeing others change with chronic illness.

3) Girl, you gotta rest.

Before my joint pain started, I used to do yoga, bike, run 5Ks and want to go-go-go on trips. I was even training for a half-marathon! Now, I’ve learned that I need to space out my physical activity (yes, even running errands, traveling, getting dressed up or social activities!). This was the hardest thing to learn and probably the most life-changing. I recommend looking up the spoon theory, if you’re interested in how this works!

4) Needles aren’t so scary anymore.

Now, I inject my arthritis medication myself on a weekly basis and have bloodwork done every 3-6 weeks. Even after several months of being on injections, sometimes when it’s time for me to inject, it’s almost impossible to find the courage to do it, but… it gets done. You can, too.

5) People with chronic illnesses of any kind are SO INCREDIBLY STRONG.

And when people reach out to others about how they’re physically feeling, it’s most likely because they can’t do it alone anymore. Finding the strength to reach out and ask for help is difficult, but makes you a total badass. For those of you with loved ones reaching out for help, lift those people up, support them. Everyone is fighting their own battle and we especially can’t compare our battles – physically or emotionally – with someone else’s. We all must speak up and support one another!
 
So, raise a glass to all of those folks battling arthritis diseases today – young and old! They’re some of the strongest people I know.

Shares 0
Previous Post Next Post

No comments

  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    You’ve made your position very clearly!.
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    medical information online
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    prescription drug
    [url=http://canadianpharmacysilo.com//]global pharmacy canada[/url]

    April 16, 2019 at 8:11 am Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Really tons of awesome material!
    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    best online canadian pharcharmy canadian cialis canadian meds [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]northwest pharmacy[/url]
    canadian pharmacies that are legit
    online pharmacy without prescription
    best online pharmacies canada
    online pharmacy no prescription
    24 hour pharmacy
    canada drugs online pharmacy

    April 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Seriously a lot of superb material.
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    discount pharmacy online london drugs canada online pharmacies canada [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]global pharmacy canada[/url]
    online pharmacy no prescription needed
    canada pharmacy online orders
    no prescription online pharmacy
    discount drugs online pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy
    drug costs

    April 16, 2019 at 2:27 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Wonderful info. Kudos!
    https://nicktambone.com/
    online drugs aarp approved canadian online pharmacies pharmacy online store [url=http://talahicc.com/]canadian cialis[/url]
    no prescription online pharmacy
    canadian online pharmacy
    cheap drugs online
    online pharmacy reviews
    trusted overseas pharmacies
    highest rated canadian pharmacies

    April 16, 2019 at 2:42 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Wow loads of good material.
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    canadapharmacy com canadian pharmacies canadian pharma companies [url=http://talahicc.com/]mexican pharmacies shipping to usa[/url]
    canadadrugs
    canadian drug
    canadian discount pharmacy
    drugs for sale
    canadian pharmacy viagra
    best online canadian pharcharmy

    April 16, 2019 at 3:49 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Terrific data. Thank you.
    http://talahicc.com/
    mail order pharmacy canadian pharmacies without an rx mexican pharmacies [url=http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/]canadian online pharmacy[/url]
    online pharmacies canada
    canadian pharmacies online
    canadian drugstore online
    prescription drug assistance
    prescription drugs prices
    canada online pharmacy

    April 16, 2019 at 4:45 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    You mentioned this perfectly!
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    mexican pharmacy online medications northwest pharmacy canada drug prices [url=http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/]canadian pharmacies without an rx[/url]
    canadian pharmacy no prescription
    best online canadian pharcharmy
    canada drug
    canadian mail order pharmacies
    mexican online pharmacies
    cheap prescription drugs

    April 16, 2019 at 4:47 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Truly lots of good advice!
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    pharmacy canada canadian pharmacies without an rx best canadian mail order pharmacies [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]canada pharmacy[/url]
    cialis online
    best canadian online pharmacy
    pharmacies in canada
    rx price comparison
    pharmacy price comparison
    top rated canadian pharmacies online

    April 16, 2019 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Wonderful content. Thank you.
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    discount pharmacy northwest pharmacy internet pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]online pharmacies canada[/url]
    canadian pharmacy reviews
    onlinecanadianpharmacy.com
    online canadian discount pharmacy
    online pharmacy
    canadian pharcharmy online
    best canadian mail order pharmacies

    April 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Good forum posts. Thank you!
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    online canadian discount pharmacy canada pharmacy online canadadrugs.com pharmacy [url=http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/]online pharmacies canada[/url]
    online canadian pharcharmy
    canadian pharcharmy online
    canadian pharmacy viagra
    canadian family pharmacy
    canadadrugs.com pharmacy
    walmart pharmacy price check

    April 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    You made the point.
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    best online pharmacy online pharmacies of canada canada pharmacy online reviews [url=http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/]canada drugs[/url]
    canadian pharmacy viagra brand
    discount pharmacy
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    northwestpharmacy
    canada drug
    price prescription drugs

    April 16, 2019 at 7:25 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put, Thanks a lot!
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    drugs online canada online pharmacies board of pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmacymim.com/]canada pharmacy[/url]
    canadian prescriptions
    buy online prescription drugs
    drugstore online
    drug stores near me
    canadapharmacy com
    buy prescription drugs without doctor

    April 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • HowardPlono Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put, Cheers.
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    canadian pharmacy king canada online pharmacies best online pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmacymim.com/]aarp approved canadian online pharmacies[/url]
    drug prices comparison
    medication costs
    get prescription online
    canadian pharmacies that ship to us
    buying prescription drugs canada
    candrugstore com

    April 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    With thanks! Ample tips!
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    mexican pharmacy online canada pharmaceuticals online canada pharmacy online [url=http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/]canadian pharmacies-24h[/url]
    ed meds online
    pharmacy online
    canadapharmacyonline.com
    prescription cost comparison
    cheap canadian drugs
    mexican online pharmacies

    April 16, 2019 at 10:43 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    You actually expressed this terrifically.
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    canada meds canada pharmacy online canadian pharmacies online prescriptions [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]canadian pharmacies online[/url]
    canada pharmacy online no script
    global pharmacy canada
    compare prescription prices
    drug stores near me
    canada drug prices
    canadian prescription

    April 16, 2019 at 11:11 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Appreciate it! Numerous knowledge!
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    drugs from canada canada drugs canadapharmacyonline com [url=http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/]canadian viagra[/url]
    online rx pharmacy
    buying prescription drugs canada
    best online pharmacies canada
    canadian pharmacy without prescription
    mexican pharmacies
    canadian online pharmacies

    April 17, 2019 at 12:34 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Very well spoken of course! .
    http://talahicc.com/
    buy cialis trust pharmacy canada canadian prescription [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]canada drugs online[/url]
    canadian pharmacies
    cheap prescription drugs online
    canadian pharmacy reviews
    online canadian pharmacies
    online pharmacy
    canadian online pharmacy

    April 17, 2019 at 12:35 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Fine advice. Thanks a lot!
    https://nicktambone.com/
    best canadian mail order pharmacies global pharmacy canada online rx pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/]online pharmacies canada[/url]
    discount drugs online pharmacy
    online pharmacy without a prescription
    canada pharmacies without script
    northwest pharmacy
    canada pharmacy
    prescription drugs without prior prescription

    April 17, 2019 at 12:51 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks, I appreciate this!
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    pharmacy online mexico canadianpharmacy drugstore online [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]canadianpharmacy[/url]
    top rated canadian pharmacies online
    canada drugs online pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy viagra brand
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    canadian pharmacy without prescription
    canadian pharmacy 365

    April 17, 2019 at 2:03 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put, Appreciate it.
    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    canada pharmacies without script canadian viagra canadian prescriptions [url=https://nicktambone.com/]top rated canadian pharmacies online[/url]
    my canadian pharmacy
    cialis online
    drugs online
    no prescription pharmacies
    prescription drugs online without
    online pharmacy no prescription needed

    April 17, 2019 at 3:04 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Really a lot of useful data!
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    canadian pharmacies top best canada online pharmacies online pharmacies [url=http://canadianpharmacymim.com/]online pharmacies canada[/url]
    no prescription pharmacy
    canadian rx pharmacy online
    northwestpharmacy
    canadapharmacyonline.com
    canada drugs online pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy viagra

    April 17, 2019 at 3:59 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Excellent stuff. Many thanks.
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    canadian pharcharmy online northwestpharmacy online pharmacies canada [url=http://talahicc.com/]canadian cialis[/url]
    buying prescription drugs canada
    online canadian pharmacy
    canadian meds
    canada drug prices
    highest rated canadian pharmacies
    canadian prescription drugstore

    April 17, 2019 at 4:28 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Awesome tips. Thanks!
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    online pharmacy reviews canada online pharmacies canadian pharmacies that ship to us [url=http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/]canadian pharmaceuticals online[/url]
    canada pharmacies without script
    online pharmacies canada
    online pharmacy without a prescription
    online pharmacy reviews
    canada pharmacies prescription drugs
    buy prescription drugs canada

    April 17, 2019 at 4:30 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    You mentioned that very well!
    http://talahicc.com/
    canadian pharmacies shipping to usa canadian pharmacy discount prescription drugs online [url=http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/]canadian viagra[/url]
    cialis canadian pharmacy
    online canadian pharmacy
    drug costs
    best online canadian pharcharmy
    drug costs
    online rx pharmacy

    April 17, 2019 at 5:54 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Truly many of terrific advice!
    http://talahicc.com/
    buy online prescription drugs online pharmacies of canada canadian pharmacies top best [url=http://talahicc.com/]canadian pharmacies[/url]
    drug price
    canada drugs online
    pharmacy prices compare
    prescription drugs online without doctor
    canada pharmacies without script
    buy drugs online

    April 17, 2019 at 5:56 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Reliable tips. With thanks!
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    mail order pharmacies canada pharmacy online no prior prescription required pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmacymim.com/]canadian pharmacy[/url]
    pharmacies in canada
    online pharmacy no prescription
    buy drugs online
    canada pharmacies
    canada online pharmacy
    cheap prescription drugs

    April 17, 2019 at 6:12 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Great information. Thanks a lot.
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    online pharmacy canada canada online pharmacies safeway pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]canadianpharmacy[/url]
    top rated online canadian pharmacies
    cheap prescription drugs online
    pharmacy prices compare
    best online pharmacies no prescription
    pharmacy prices compare
    prescription prices comparison

    April 17, 2019 at 7:25 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Regards! An abundance of knowledge.
    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    canada online pharmacy aarp approved canadian online pharmacies best online canadian pharcharmy [url=http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/]canada drugs online[/url]
    cheap prescription drugs
    trusted overseas pharmacies
    prescription online
    price prescription drugs
    canadian online pharmacy
    costco pharmacy pricing

    April 17, 2019 at 8:26 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Lovely info. Thanks!
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    canadian pharmacies without prescriptions canadian cialis canada pharmacies without script [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]online pharmacies of canada[/url]
    canada drug
    canadapharmacy
    canadian pharmacy online canada
    no prescription pharmacies
    drugs without prescription
    canada pharmacies without script

    April 17, 2019 at 9:25 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Thank you. Loads of material.
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    online pharmacy reviews canada pharmaceuticals online walgreens pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]global pharmacy canada[/url]
    canada pharmacies online pharmacy
    canadian prescription drugs
    mail order pharmacies
    online pharmacies canada
    no prescription pharmacy
    pharmacy online

    April 17, 2019 at 11:23 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Great facts. Thanks a lot.
    https://nicktambone.com/
    canadian drugs without prescription canada pharmacy online online drugstore [url=http://talahicc.com/]northwest pharmacy[/url]
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    canadian pharmacies top best
    online pharmacy no prescription
    medication costs
    discount pharmacy online
    canada drugs online

    April 17, 2019 at 11:41 am Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Seriously quite a lot of wonderful facts!
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    canadian pharmacy no prescription needed canadian drugs mail order pharmacy [url=https://nicktambone.com/]canadian pharmacy[/url]
    canadadrugs.com pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy online canada
    best canadian pharmacies
    drugstore online
    canadian pharmacies shipping to usa
    best price prescription drugs

    April 17, 2019 at 12:55 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put, Many thanks!
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    prescription drugs prices mexican pharmacies shipping to usa canadian pharmacy meds [url=http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/]canada pharmacy online[/url]
    pharmacies in canada
    prescription drugs online without doctor
    trusted overseas pharmacies
    discount pharmacy online
    buy prescription drugs without doctor
    drug price

    April 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Useful info. Thank you.
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    drug stores near me canadian pharmacy online discount pharmacy online [url=http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/]canada pharmaceutical online ordering[/url]
    canadianpharmacy
    online canadian pharmacies
    canadian rx
    international pharmacies that ship to the usa
    prescription cost
    rx price comparison

    April 17, 2019 at 1:59 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Reliable material. With thanks!
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    canadian pharmacy reviews trust pharmacy canada drug stores near me [url=http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/]online pharmacies canada[/url]
    canada drugs pharmacy
    mail order pharmacy
    walmart pharmacy price check
    mexican pharmacy online
    northwestpharmacy
    online prescription drugs

    April 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Fantastic content. Many thanks.
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    canada drug prices canada drugs online safeway pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/]canadian cialis[/url]
    canadian pharmacy uk delivery
    canada drug prices
    rx online
    canadianpharmacy
    discount drugs online pharmacy
    cheap canadian drugs

    April 17, 2019 at 3:28 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Amazing postings, Cheers!
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    mexican pharmacy online canadian pharmacy pharmacy tech [url=http://talahicc.com/]canadian pharmacy[/url]
    canadian rx
    northwestpharmacy
    canada drug prices
    prescription drug assistance
    canadian online pharmacy
    canadian drugstore online

    April 17, 2019 at 3:29 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put. Thanks a lot!
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    buy prescription drugs without doctor top rated canadian pharmacies online discount prescription drugs online [url=http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/]canada drugs online[/url]
    best price prescription drugs
    onlinecanadianpharmacy.com
    northwestpharmacy
    best online pharmacies no prescription
    canadian pharmacy
    pharmacy online mexico

    April 17, 2019 at 5:13 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    With thanks, Ample data.
    https://nicktambone.com/
    prescription drugs online without doctor canadian pharmacies-24h canada pharmacy online no script [url=http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/]canadian pharmacy[/url]
    buy drugs online
    meds online
    prescription prices comparison
    canada pharmacies prescription drugs
    canada pharmacy online orders
    prescription drug assistance

    April 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    You actually stated this adequately.
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    mexican pharmacies online canada drugs canada pharmacies online pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/]canada online pharmacies[/url]
    best online pharmacies canada
    northwestpharmacy
    reputable canadian mail order pharmacies
    canada drugs online
    my canadian pharmacy
    best online canadian pharcharmy

    April 17, 2019 at 7:36 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Really plenty of wonderful tips.
    https://nicktambone.com/
    online drugs canadian pharmacy canadian pharmacies without prescriptions [url=http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/]canadian pharmaceuticals online[/url]
    global pharmacy canada
    canadadrugs.com pharmacy
    canadian mail order pharmacies
    buy drugs online
    king pharmacy
    drugs from canada

    April 17, 2019 at 7:38 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Incredible many of beneficial data.
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    prescription without a doctor’s prescription canadian pharmacies that ship to us online canadian pharmacy [url=http://talahicc.com/]canadian online pharmacies[/url]
    buy prescription drugs from canada
    discount drugs online pharmacy
    canada pharmacies without script
    canadian family pharmacy
    canadian online pharmacy reviews
    canadian pharmacies that ship to us

    April 17, 2019 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • QuentinRit Comment awaiting approval

    Whoa loads of good material!
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    drug costs canada pharmacy compare prescription prices [url=https://nicktambone.com/]canadian pharmacies-24h[/url]
    ed meds online
    canada drugs
    canada pharmacies online pharmacy
    canada drug prices
    overseas pharmacies
    mail order pharmacies

    April 17, 2019 at 9:11 pm Reply
  • Leave a Reply

    You may also like