hellokittyy91 New Blog Post! Tuscany #Sunflower Fields It's not easy to "condition" yourself. It's much like conditioning your dog to enjoy baths by giving him or her treats and lots of praise. This is me, "conditioning" myself to feel the most peace while I'm going through the worst pain. With practice and patience, it can be done. #rheumatoidarthritis #jra #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #chronicpain #chronicillness 14h

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hellokittyy91 Ok so today I saw my doctor and he says that any day now I should start feeling a lottttt better. :) We also took the #VectraDA so in a couple weeks we'll receive the score on how active my disease is. #fingerscrossed it's lower than 48 and we see improvement. #chemo #5 #methotrexate #autoimmunedisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #jra #invisibleillness 3d
  •   kimstaggs90 Oh I hope it's low! I got my results from the vectra test last week. Mine was 30. I started plaquenil today. Praying you feel better soon! 3d
  •   hellokittyy91 Oh man! That's great that he's starting you! Doc told me to add Meth to the plaquenil so I'm hoping that works soon. Haven't felt any side effects from the plaquenil. Hope the it works for you quickly and you don't feel side effects either! :)) 3d

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hellokittyy91 Umm... WTF?! Literally the pain and stiffness in my knees, hip and ankle is driving me berserk! I've been stretching, walking around, not staying in the same position, yada yada and it will NOT go away or even lessen! I'm seriously about to tear my hair out! I've tried everything. #mybodyhatesme #fuckarthritis #autoimmunedisease #rheumatoidarthritis #jra #chronicpain #chronicillness #myra #crescendo #vectrada 6d

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hellokittyy91 Whenever I'm feeling alone, this music always has a way of making me feel alive and grateful to God for his many blessings. 7d

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hellokittyy91 New blog post! #Crocheting is impossible for me now and today I woke up feeling a lot of pain but I wasn't going to let that stop me. I had plans to try a new hobby! My old Basil plant died a quick and tragic death but I'm going to try again and do better this time. #rheumatoidarthritis #jra #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #chronicpain #chronicillness 2w
  •   kimstaggs90 That's a good hobby! I have a half crocheted baby blanket. This flare has lasted months, I don't know if I will get it done before the baby gets here . But. I'm still able to decorate cupcakes and cookies so I'll take it. Hope your pain gets better!! 2w
  •   hellokittyy91 Thanks! I find it's easy as all I have to do is water them and give them fertilizer and cut the little leaves right? I know absolutely nothing about gardening but well see. Lol. I feel the same way with crocheting! I have a scarf that is half finished. :( cookies & cupcakes are good! I like that! Yum! :) glad you have something fun to do. :) 2w

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hellokittyy91 #nofilterneeded Sometimes I think about how important it is to attempt to achieve at least some level of calm during a dark time. It can be something small, like giving yourself a manicure, or a face mask, or drinking a tea outside on a beautiful day. It's the only thing that keeps me from going insane. Breathe in and celebrate the small victories. #jra #rheumatoidarthritis #autoimmunedisease 2w
  •   noradiaz45 I like drink a cup of coffee or tea in the patio it's restful 1w

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hellokittyy91 gotta stop using this hand to brush my teeth, use my &, brush my hair, write, etc if I'm ever gunna get the swelling to go down. Been like this since Sunday after I typed up my column... Hurts sooo bad. Can't close my hand. And it's my right! #rheumatoidarthritis #jra #chemotonight #prednisone #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #chronicillness #chronicpain 2w

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hellokittyy91 Birthday boy doesn't like to be bothered when he's eating. 😎 #love #doubleselfie 3w

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hellokittyy91 why isn't there an owl emoji? #oldiebutagoodie missing my old self. Dreaming of better days. #rheumatoidarthritis #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #chronicpain #chronicillness #jra #selfie 4w

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hellokittyy91 🌚 s/o #teamslowroast Follow @crazearoni! He's such a talented artist! 1mon

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hellokittyy91 Hurt myself attempting to open a carton of milk. 😑 #rheumatoidarthritis , have I told you lately how much I hate you? ...I'm alright. It WILL be a good day! 😈😎 #movingon #autoimmunedisease #jra #chronicpain #chronicillness #invisibleillness 2mon

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hellokittyy91 The men making us homemade pizza!! #margarita 2mon

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hellokittyy91 So I wrote a new post on blog which is a continuation of my previous post, "2. Anger." This is me being honest about my limits and accepting them without giving up hope. In the years I've had this disease, I've continued to go through the 5 stages of grief over and over again. This is me reaching step 5. Acceptance. 2mon

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hellokittyy91 Ain't it the truth? Trying really hard to remember these words. I need to. I'm always believing in the good in people even when they continue to hurt me, abuse me, take advantage of me, and treat me like shit. I need to toughen up. I wish things were different. #whatswrongwithme 2mon

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hellokittyy91 LOVES!! Please please please follow me &/or share my blog! :) I have 0 followers! Love you guys! Xo Steph p.s. I write about my fight against illness and the emotional struggles to stay positive and happy. Anyone can relate! We all have something difficult we struggle with. #positivity #rheumatoidarthritis #instacollage #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicallyawesome #autoimmunedisease #jra #invisibleillness 2mon

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hellokittyy91 It's so hard when you feel no one knows you but whose fault is that? That's my question. #rheumatoidarthritis #autoimmunedisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #jra #invisibleillness 2mon

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hellokittyy91 Support RA Awareness Day and educate your friends and family on this debilitating disease that 1.5 million Americans, like me, fight every single day! #instacollage #awareness #rheumatoidarthritis #jra #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #chronicpain #chronicillness 3mon
  •   hellokittyy91 @ninasuesss hi! Wow that's incredible! I've had RA for 18 years now I used to be on Enbrel I'm on Orencia now. Thanks for the advice. I eat very healthy and don't smoke or drink at all but I've been like that forever. Has nothing to do with having RA I just like it. :) Of course there is always still hope! Everyone has something hard they have to deal with. Whether it be financial, health related, or with family. This is just my battle and I won't ever give up hope. I've been fighting too long to give up now! 3mon

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hellokittyy91 What some people might think is just a nice stroll at the mall is a huge feat for me! One afternoon window shopping leaves me exhausted with red, painful, swollen joints that I later have to treat with ice packs all night long. While everyone else is nice and cozy in their bed, I'm suffering from #painsomnia. So how are we supposed to exercise let alone loose weight?? Go to www.myrafitkit.com! They have custom-made Arthritis-approved programs! Plus it's free!! You can see my plan at www.theyoungfaceofarthritis.com #rasisters #rheumatoidarthritis #arthritis #arthritiswalk #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicallyawesome #invisibleillness 3mon

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