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What happened to care and compassion?

What happened to care and compassion?

I have always been a bit temperamental when it comes to the medical profession. I have been known to walk out of offices when I have not been seen past my appointment time. I'm not talking half an hour, I'll give them an hour and then I usually start thinking of...

Infographic – Keeping Carbs Low

Infographic – Keeping Carbs Low

Living the low carb life can be hard at first. Above are some great tips to keep in mind when you are transitioning to low carb or you need to switch things up a bit and add more variety to your low carb diet. There are many products out there that will allow you to...

One Year with Rheumatoid Arthritis

One Year with Rheumatoid Arthritis

A year ago, I didn't know much about Rheumatoid Arthritis. What I did know, scared me to be honest. It has been a very challenging first year with this auto immune disease and I was also told I have Fibromyalgia on top of the RA. One year with Rheumatoid Arthritis has...

Roller Skating Gave Me Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Roller Skating Gave Me Rheumatoid Arthritis?

I was sitting down talking with my daughter, who is 7, about my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) one afternoon. I was trying to explain to her how it makes me hurt and keeps me from doing things. I thought the conversation went well and she understood until one evening...

Breaking a Weight Loss Stall

After weight loss surgery, you get so used to the weight dropping off fast and steady. However, there are times when you step on the scale and it has not moved one little bit. You then step on the scale the next day and again, it hasn't moved. This is the dreaded...

Prednisone

Prednisone

Prednisone is one of those drugs that provides us with relief if we are inflamed but also has some less than desirable side effects. I have taken prednisone for my asthma for years when I would get sick with bronchitis. That was usually a 60mg taper dose over 8 to 10...

Eat Many Small Meals

Eat Many Small Meals

When I began my weight loss journey, the nutritionist told me to only eat three meals a day. As I began to transition from liquids after surgery to foods, first I didn't want to eat at all which was unusual for me. However, I found that in order to get all my...

Medicine and my Body

Medicine and my Body

After weight loss surgery, I knew that my body absorbed medicines differently than it had before. I had problems with extended release medications because they wouldn't stay in my system long enough to release all the medicine they needed. I also knew that taking...

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