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Even YOU Can Become Disabled - Why Visitability Is Necessary

  • By mel106 · New reply 3:28 am
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • A Wheelchair Wonderland I remember vividly a point in time where I wished desperately that the whole world was in a wheelchair so that everyone could know what my daughter had to go through just to go ...

Sick people need compassion....not judgement!

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 1:35 am
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • We Christians have often become Job’s friends. We treat the sick like lepers. We tell them faith can heal them, and if they don’t get healed they have no faith. We accuse them of secret sin and sometimes ...

Off the Rails

  • By UnfortunatelyAnna · New reply yesterday at 8:41 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • With my back against the Newport Traffic I find myself standing on the rail of the bridge Arms out. ocean below And this will not be the first time, because Someone tried to drown me a long time ago Someone ...

Is there anyone with UCTD who still manages to work full time?

  • By Sassycat2010 · New reply yesterday at 7:35 pm
  • Discussion in Living with an autoimmune disease · 7 replies
  • I was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease last year. I already had Fibromyalgia for many years before my UCTD diagnosis. I had been struggling at the time to keep working at my job ...

psoriasis of nails

  • By sjohno · New reply yesterday at 6:46 pm
  • Discussion in Symptoms · 4 replies
  • Anyone know any treatments for psoriasis of the nails I have it in all finger nails and it's over 90% in my right thumb now scared its going to fall off. Can anyone help. Also have PS but joints are so ...


  • By ShelaKay42 · New reply yesterday at 3:08 pm
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Hello Friends, I'm still here slots been going on this past year I've been getting closer to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every day I rededicated my life to him and I am a born again Christian. I walk ...


  • By MSBP · New reply yesterday at 2:50 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 3 replies
  • I have had RA for 3 years now. My SED Rate blood test never goes below 80, my Doctor goes not seem to think much of it. But isn't this a cause for concern? I mean this is inflammation in your body and ...


  • By Mog23 · Posted yesterday at 12:54 pm
  • Discussion in Getting a diagnosis · 0 replies
  • I have been treated for an auto immune disease, rheumatologists were unsure what it was but put me on Sulphazalazine which didn't have any effect. They then added Methotrexate and got me up to the maximum ...

In touch

  • By plzerone · New reply yesterday at 8:45 am
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Hello, I have not spent much time on but that is about to change. Our community is growing in leaps and bounds and I have found it more educational,comforting and inspirational communicating ...

Hugs are very theraputic

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • The next time you feel depressed ask someone that loves you to give you a nice LOOOONG HUG ...

family support

  • By BethanyMcM · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 0 replies
  • Hello all, I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis about a year ago and am only 27. My diagnosis was bittersweet as it was encouraging to hear that there was an answer for symptoms I've had my whole life ...

What's on your bucketlist

  • By Neicy · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with an autoimmune disease · 6 replies
  • Name 5 things on your " Bucket List". It sounds crazy but making a bucket list helped me during a pain crisis. Here are the top five things I look forward to doing. 1) Ride a motorcycle again (as soon ...

Looking for support

  • By momtojdmkid · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with an autoimmune disease · 2 replies
  • Hello Everyone, My 13 yr old daughter was diagnosed almost a year ago. We have had our trials and tribulations. We have had the worst doctor and are in the process of meeting a new one this week. Aside ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

  • By Duvie · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 67 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

My Favorite Psalm

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Psalm 13 is a perfect reading for ANYONE Christian or not that is suffering because in our humanness we feel that God has abandoned us when we are distressed. I have been a Christian over 35 years and ...

Looking for answers, lots of questions!!!!

  • By nikkilee23 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 47 replies
  • Im slightly disappointed. As my first post received many replies and lots of help, not so much on my last post. I have some questions that ive done a little research on, but cant seem to find too much ...

How About That

  • By la4dreams · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Today may have started off as a not so great day but once again it must be turned into a great day. I got up feeling okay just a little achy so I pushed myself to move and jumped in the shower. Accomplished ...


  • By Itaccm · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Symptoms · 5 replies
  • Ok so it seems like every weekend I get major painful gas pains, and they last all day until the next day. I've taken teas, gasx nothing seems to relieve the pain. I have gastritis and now was told I ...

Clumsy, clumsy days

  • By joylav · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • I don't know about anyone else, but I get days where I am so clumsy I could scream. I try to laugh it off, but sometimes I get angry that I can't seem to hang onto anything and I trip over my own feet ...

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