A devil waits with a sword back there to carve
Each of us open afresh each time we've gone
Our circuit round this road, where while we grieve

Our wounds close up before we pass him again—

"The Inferno of Dante: Canto XXVIII lines 37-40," translated by Robert Pinsky

The Inferno of Dante translated by Robert Pinsky; The Story of My Life by Helen Keller; Get a Grip: A Take-Charge Approach to Living with Arthritis by Amye Leong and Joe Layden; Out of Joint: A Private & Public Story of Arthritis by Mary Felstiner; Black Holes and Baby Universes by Stephen Hawking

Table of Contents:

Pain & Perspective

The Bathroom Battle



Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: My Experiences with JRA, Links for More Information

Fibromyalgia: My Experiences with Fibro, Links for More Information


Surgeries (newest first): Right Hip Replacement (minimally-invasive [anterior] approach), Left Wrist Replacement, Right Wrist Fusion and Hardware Removal, Tonsillectomy

Medications: DMARDs, NSAIDs, Biologics, Stomach/GI Medications, Pain-Killers

Disclaimer: I don't claim to be a medical professional of any sort. These pages are only about my personal experiences. Obviously, if you have any questions, you should ask your doctor.

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