Keeping It Real With Arthritis: 10 People Living Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis to Watch in 2020

Keeping It Real With Arthritis: 10 People Living Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis to Watch in 2020

These arthritis stories by a self-taught acrylic painter, an occupational therapist, a yoga instructor, and more will hopefully help you stay positive, inspired, empowered, and motivated to not let this disease define you. Pattie My name is Pattie and I have just...
Four Years Later: The Good, The Bad and The Not So Ugly of a Total Knee Replacement

Four Years Later: The Good, The Bad and The Not So Ugly of a Total Knee Replacement

  “How come you want to remember it?” “Why celebrate the anniversary of your surgery?” “Forget about it, don’t make it a big deal.” These are some of the things I have heard people tell me since my total knee replacement four years ago. Taking a moment to look at...
My New Attendee Experience at HealtheVoices 19

My New Attendee Experience at HealtheVoices 19

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the fifth year of #HealtheVoices19 in Dallas, Texas. I left back home to Chicago more inspired and empowered than ever, here are five reasons why.     But first, what is HealtheVoices exactly? I didn’t know what it was...
When I Was Questioned for Using a Disabled Parking Placard

When I Was Questioned for Using a Disabled Parking Placard

Almost ten years ago, my integrity was questioned regarding my chronic illness and disability for the first time. I was about four years into my diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis, and despite the dark cloud that loomed over my head on a daily basis, I felt on top of...