I Am A Nominee In The WEGOHealth Awards 2020

I am so honored to share that I am a nominee in the WEGOHealth Awards for Best In Show – Community and Patient Leader Hero #WEGOHealthChat #WEGOHealthAwards #PatientLeader #Osteoarthritis #Osteonecrosis #Grateful www,ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com and  https://avascularnecrosiseducation.com   My WEGOHealth Profile Link    Deborah Andio WEGOHealth Profile Link Voting will begin in July and link will be posted thenContinue reading “I Am A Nominee In The WEGOHealth Awards 2020”

How I Use Meditation and Palming To Help My Pain

So I have been meditating for over 18 months. It has helped me learn to quiet my mind. Focus on my breathing and start taking back some control of my pain. It sure did pay off last week. I fell after another bowman lost her balance her cane went sliding and she also grabbed ontoContinue reading “How I Use Meditation and Palming To Help My Pain”

Joint Pain and Our Government

It’s that damn pain that may creep up slowly on you with a dull, discomfort in one or several of your joints. Or it might be like a raging inferno it like a thief in the night, to steal your joy or try to…. the pain comes on suddenly without any warning, bringing on thatContinue reading “Joint Pain and Our Government”

What your eating maybe worsening your Osteoarthritis

Your eating what? Before you take one more bite of that fast food lunch or dinner consider how it affects your osteoarthritis. Did you know that research shows that diets high in saturated fat – found in red meat, butter, cheese, lard and processed foods – can weaken knee cartilage, making it more prone toContinue reading “What your eating maybe worsening your Osteoarthritis”

Osteoarthritis Facts

  I have had OA for over 15 years and its painful. Its limiting and when you have it in your 40s it really sucks. Fast forward I am 56 and I am still learning how to cope with my pain associated with OA . Writing about living with osteoarthritis and osteonecrosis as well asContinue reading “Osteoarthritis Facts”

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 Disability Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S. Arthritis Prevalence By conservative estimates, about 54Continue reading “Facts About Arthritis”

Understanding The Mechanisms of Pain

It’s safe to say most of us are not really fans of pain. However it is one of the body’s most important ways for communication. Imagine, for instance, what would happen if you felt nothing when you put your hand in hot water, or burned your neck with a curling iron , or hit yourContinue reading “Understanding The Mechanisms of Pain”

High Heels When You Have Bone Problems

Not the best idea I had, but let’s be real I’m 5’3 and I needed to wear heels 👠 or my pants would be dragging all over the floor. Also I can fudge my way through hemming pants but I’d do much better if I owned a sewing machine. But I since I wore theseContinue reading “High Heels When You Have Bone Problems”

Joint Pain

 Congratulations !  If you’re like me you are one of the 30 million adults in the United States who suffer with joint pain, you know the pain often is debilitating. It can keep you from staying active and limits your mobility and it even makes daily chores seem impossible. What you might not know isContinue reading “Joint Pain”

EUFLEXXA Possibly- My New treatment for my OA in Knee-If you had it I want to know

Having a jacked up knee sucks. I have Osteoarthritis, Osteonecrosis, Joint effusion, Marrow edema  and Lateral petellar subluxation all in one small knee cap. I had an MRI the end of May 2018 it showed my osteonecrosis has not progressed and even looks better than it did 2 years ago!! That’s A Win I willContinue reading “EUFLEXXA Possibly- My New treatment for my OA in Knee-If you had it I want to know”

WEGOHealth Awards and How to Nominate Others

I’m honored to say I’ve been nominated for the #WEGOHealthAwards! These awards seek to recognize Patient Leaders who are making an impact with their advocacy. Learn more – nominate today. Here’s how you can also nominate others who educate, advocate and make a difference! Click link below WEGOHealth Awards and Nomination Info WEGOHealth Awards LinkContinue reading “WEGOHealth Awards and How to Nominate Others”

The Cost Of Knee Replacements

If you’re having trouble with your knees, you’re not alone. I also have knee issues. I have Osteonecrosis and osteoarthritis and a torn meniscus all in the same knee. And doctors are basically waiting for my knee to collapse to replace it. Me I’m looking to avoid a collapse but at the 10k out ofContinue reading “The Cost Of Knee Replacements”