Learn more about what it is like to be a single mother with rheumatoid arthritis and #parenting a young son during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I can tell you this with utmost certainty: I am nowhere near ready to not be there for my 7-year-old son Jacob.
If I’m going to be the sick girl, I might as well kick ass at it, every arthritic step forward.
Chronic illness doesn’t care what time of year it is. Just because it is the holidays doesn’t mean it’s going to take a break.
‘A positive mindset will not cure my RA, but it will make it (and myself) a lot easier to live with.’
My earliest symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) showed up when I was also dealing with…
Chronic illness does not only affect the person living with the disease but also their loved ones.
My first surgery since my diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is not a joint replacement surgery. Can I say I am oddly a little proud of this?
Parenting is hard, and single parenting can be even more of a challenge. But when you add in a chronic illness with multiple symptoms, side effects from treatments, and the reality of living with a disability, life just gets even more hectic and overwhelming.
Imagine being unable to work at your job because the pain and fatigue you experience on a daily basis makes things you could by rote feel impossible.