I Kneed Less Pain
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I Kneed Less Pain

There is just no way to feel alright with this pain. My patellas feel like little bitty balloons smashed between a femur and a tibia. But why? Let’s take a look at this site: Because of the loss of the gliding surfaces of the bone, people with arthritis may feel as though their knee is …

I Feel Odd Today
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I Feel Odd Today

My body really isn’t in all that much pain. My knees are sucky, as usual, but in reality I’ve got it good right now. My sister, on the other hand, doesn’t so much. One of the things that many people don’t remember is that teeth are bones. Many people with Still’s end up having poor …

Sleeping on a Couch
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Sleeping on a Couch

This does not help the shoulder problems at all. Then again, moving crap didn’t either. At least now it’s manageable pain. For those of you who may not have Still’s, the shoulder problems that I have at least leave me feeling as though I have a perpetual dead arm. If you’ve ever had one, you …

Shoulder Update
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Shoulder Update

Alright, so aside from my elbow being a little shaky from carrying down a whole room full of stuff yesterday, my pitching arm is just about back to normal. The only real effect left from all that jazz is a little bit of muscle soreness, so that’s pretty good. My other shoulder, though, is not …

Knees
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Knees

Alright, so if you’ve ever watched baseball closely, you know that some pitchers swing their legs fun ways as a part of their release. Girls trying to be silly and have fun are no different. As a small child, I busted my knee in a grocery store (Note to parents: Do not let your kids stand …

Pitcher’s Shoulder
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Pitcher’s Shoulder

Every so often, I get what I like to call pitcher’s shoulder. Basically, it feels as though my shoulder is detaching from torso. This feeling generally starts in the lower neck – sometimes as a crick, other times on it’s own – and moves down to the top of my shoulder. This movement also causes …

Birthday Fun
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Birthday Fun

I am entirely too exhausted. Why? We’ll start at the beginning. I work in retail and I pretty much work everyday, one way or another. Last week, I worked everyday except Wednesday. It’s not super demanding on a normal person really. However, if you have JRA and you’re standing for six to seven hours everyday …

Howdy
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Howdy

I have Still’s Disease (also known as Systemic Onset Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis). My life is centered around the things I can and can’t do, although I tend to push myself a lot to feel more normal. It’s not easy growing up not being able to do the normal little kid activities like dance, sports, or …