I have always loved sleeping. I was excellent at it. If sleeping was an Olympic sport, I could easily medal without trying. I would sleep till 11 or 12 without difficulty and more importantly I would sleep through anything! I could sleep through fire alarms, hurricanes, thunderstorms etc. However, recently that has changed and for… Continue reading The Light Sleeper
JRA has many mysterious and overlapping symptoms. However, figuring out if your symptoms are related to your JRA, or just typical human being symptoms can be challenging. Having to decipher this puzzle of symptoms your entire life can lead you to become a hypochondriac. I haven’t always been a hypochondriac. I can imagine that my… Continue reading Hypochondriasis, a side effect of lifelong JRA or a result of "The Burden of Knowledge?"
I am not a morning person. I use to easily sleep till eleven as a child and college student. You would not want to talk to me during breakfast before high school and I still need my coffee before I can smile each morning. Therefore having to wake up at 5.30 am this morning to… Continue reading Appointments before sunrise
Yesterday I watched a TV show on Iraqi war amputees who were climbing the 7 highest mountain peaks to help them rehab emotionally and physically. Every step was a struggle but they eventually all made it. I often feel like I am climbing Mt. Everest and especially today every step felt like a struggle. … Continue reading Climbing Mt. Everest
What does it mean to be “grown up?” According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary “Grown Up” means: 1. grown–up adjective \ˈgrōn-ˌəp\ : no longer young : fully grown : suitable for adults : like an adult or 1: not childish or immature : adult 2: of, for, or characteristic of adults Hmm. Am I no… Continue reading All Grown Up?