Rare Conditions Stink: But Being A Patient Leader & Advocate Is An Honor

Here’s what really stinks about having something that is called a rare disease/disorder First you probably won’t find it in any regular medical textbook or learn about it in detail in any medical school. Really ? Trust me I have looked I stumble on a paragraph here and there, but even it stinks as it... Continue Reading →

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Osteoarthritis

Our joints take a lot of abuse over the years. I've had OA in knees and a few other places since I was 38 and I was in shape. But over the years  the pain increased more and more and I gained weight so the wear and tear was even greater. The pain was intense... Continue Reading →

Bombogenesis and Joint Pain

I’ve heard a lot about Bombogenesis, it’s a popular term used by meteorologists, occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. A millibar measures atmospheric pressure. Remember your great-aunt used to to say she “feels” a storm coming on, she was probably predicting the weather with some accuracy.... Continue Reading →

Spam

I love comments but when I log in and see this garbage in my comments it just drives me crazy. I'm glad I have to approve my comments. I like the spam option I keep getting spam comments from this site or person and honestly who has the time for dealing with this garbage. Here... Continue Reading →

Facts About Arthritis

Arthritis is all around us, yet its impact on individuals, their families, employers and the country are far greater than most people realize. View or download the Arthritis Foundation's "Arthritis by the Numbers" book Arthritis DisabilityArthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S. Arthritis Prevalence By conservative estimates, about 54 million... Continue Reading →

World Arthritis Day!

Today October 12, is World Arthritis Day! Throughout the day you will see facts and info on arthritis and pain. There are over 100 forms of arthritis. World Arthritis Day is a special day that unifies people of all ages, races, and genders to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases Approximately 350 million people... Continue Reading →

Osteonecrosis of the Knee

Osteonecrosis of the Knee I have Avascular Necrosis “AVN” or Osteonecrosis “ON” are the terms used to describe parts of your bones that die. Most commonly this occurs in the knee shoulder and hip, but also can occur in the ankle and other bones and joints including the jaw. I was diagnosed with Osteonecrosis in... Continue Reading →

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