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 to... Continue Reading →

Risks – Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious complication that occurs in about 1% of knee replacement patients. In some cases, patients require an additional knee operation. British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high... Continue Reading →

May – Arthritis Awareness Month

I have had OA in knees over 14 years. The clicking popping sounds , the feeling of stiffness like the tin man on the wizard of oz is normal especially when it's rainy. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of degenerative joint pain caused by wear and tear on your joints. As you age, the cartilage... Continue Reading →

Chronic Pain

AN ESTIMATED 50 MILLION AMERICANS LIVE WITH CHRONIC PAIN. Hi this week I will be focusing on Chronic pain and various treatments. Chronic pain is a public health crisis with far-reaching consequences for millions of individuals’ well-being, quality of life, productivity, health care costs, and more. Of the 50 million people who live with chronic... Continue Reading →

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 as... 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 →

Goals Over Resolutions

So it’s a New Year : Happy 2019 I stopped making resolutions and I now aim for New Years goals Why goals? That’s pretty simple – because goals are more specific, whereas resolutions tend to be vague. Goals are much more actionable, which is what makes them more effective for me. How can you turn... Continue Reading →

The Holiday’s Remembering Self Care.

Holidays I love them and kind of dread them. My family is in a different state so it gets more lonely. I miss seeing them open their gifts, I also miss cooking for a crowd. But I have chronic bone pain from Osteonecrosis,Osteoarthritis, Spondylolisthesis and Hashimoto. And I know that holidays can be so overwhelming... Continue Reading →

Every 9 Seconds

Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other. There are 86,400 seconds in a 24 hour period. That means every day approximately 9,600 women are beaten or assaulted .3,504,000 a year. Here’s another shocking statistic: the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq... Continue Reading →

What Is Invisible Illness

What is an Invisible Illness anyway ? Have you ever seen someone park in a handicap spot and look  perfectly healthy as they step out of the car? You wonder, wow how can they park there they don’t have a wheelchair or look ill. “They’re not disabled, they seem like they can walk just fine!... Continue Reading →

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