I’m Co-authoring a Book… Please send me some extra Spoons

As some of you know, I've sat on the Arthritis Foundation Leadership Council Board here in Chicago for a few years now. In that time, I've met a lot of really wonderful people who share a common passion... To spread awareness of and eventually find a cure for Arthritis; in all of its nasty forms. Speaking of … Continue reading I’m Co-authoring a Book… Please send me some extra Spoons

A Day in the Life… Rheumatoid Arthritis

This blog is the first of a series on what it’s like to be diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of those infamous invisible diseases…if you’re lucky. If you’re lucky, the doctors diagnose you in a timely manor so physical aspects of the disease don’t begin to mutilate your body. If you’re not lucky, your fingers and toes begin to curl up and take on a new form which you cannot control. It repulses you to look at your own joints and limbs. You want to crawl into bed and cover your head without ever making a public appearance again. Unfortunately you can’t do this as you’re a single 23 year old girl with bills to pay.