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X-Rays of my Knees: January 26, 2018 Saturday,February 17, 2018 - Despite having trouble every now and then, my oldĀ knees are doing well. The proof is in the x-rays of my knees. At my last appointment, my rheumatologist asked me to More
Skiing With RA in Steamboat Wednesday,February 14, 2018 - The steps are my enemy this week. Last week, we met friends and family in Steamboat Springs for a week of skiing for our annual ski week and this week, More
Ledo’s Pizza, Maryland Friday,January 5, 2018 - Adam and I were incredibly busy when we were back home. We were bouncing from place to place to visit friends and family and then hosting others at my parents' More
Rheumatology Appointment: January 4, 2018 Thursday,January 4, 2018 - I made it just three days into the new year before I saw my rheumatologist. It was a planned follow up appointment to the one that I had in September. More
Welcome 2018 Tuesday,January 2, 2018 - Happy New Year! Every year goes by even more quickly than the last. It seems I was just turning the calendar to 2017 and now here we are in 2018. More
My Autoimmune Disease and the Flu Shot Tuesday,October 31, 2017 - Last week, I rolled up my sleeves, stuck out my arm, and got a flu shot. My work encourages the flu shot (and makes it very convenient to get), but More
Imagine Dragons Denver, CO Imagine Dragons and Mental Health Friday,October 20, 2017 - Adam and I had an incredible weekend. He got back from his inspection trip on Friday night. On Saturday, my sister and I ran a few errands before she headed More
Syrup, Denver, CO Wednesday,October 18, 2017 - I have a friend at work who is about my age and also gluten free. We became fast friends by bonding over our love of breakfast and the frustration of More
Colorado Larimer Street It’s Fall and I Got My RA Blood Test Results Tuesday,October 17, 2017 - Good communication is at the foundation of any good doctor-patient relationship. Thus, I was thrilled when I got an e-mail from my rheumatologist to follow up on the blood work More
gluten free restaurant Max’s Wine Dive, Denver, CO Tuesday,October 10, 2017 - Adam texted me at work on Friday to ask if I would be interested in going out to Silvi's Kitchen for a date night. I didn't have any plans for More
Rheumatology Appointment: 09/28/2017 Sunday,October 1, 2017 - Another day, another doctor appointment. Or so it seems. I had my bi-annual visit to the rheumatology clinic today. I typically have a rheumatology appointment every 6 months, but yesterday More
right doctor How to Find the Right Doctor for You Tuesday,September 26, 2017 - No matter if you're trying to find a primary care doctor or a specialist, finding the right doctor is a daunting task. In fact, it's almost like searching for your More
7 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health Monday,September 25, 2017 - A few weeks ago I went in for an endoscopic exam to confirm that I have Celiac disease. My results were not what I expected and, as a result, I More
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Saturday,September 23, 2017 - It finally feels like fall! It's the first day of fall and it feels like fall. I'm ready to pull out my flannels and heat the house by baking some More
Dealing with Disappointing News, Soccer, and Adulting Sunday,September 17, 2017 - When you get disappointing news, I believe that there is a certain amount of time you're allowed to grieve before you have to pull yourself up by bootstraps and move More
The Bad News: I Do Not Have A Chronic Illness Sunday,September 17, 2017 - Hear me out! I know that I am incredibly blessed to have overall good health. A chronic illness can have such a significant and extensive impact and is truly life More
One More Endoscopic Exam Monday,September 11, 2017 - To those affected by Harvey, Irma, Jose, the earthquakes, and the wildfires that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your families are safe and your homes and More
My Unexpected Break from Bullet Journaling Wednesday,September 6, 2017 - In my job, I have to know where the twelve people I work with are at any given moment and I have to know where they are going next. I More
A Weekend Away from (most) Chaos Monday,September 4, 2017 - I'm so glad that it's a three day weekend. I needed it after the week I had. To be honest, I didn't even remember that it was a long weekend More
Exploring Colorado – Our Home State: Part 2 Sunday,August 27, 2017 - We had an incredibly Colorado Transplant week. Pikes Peak, concerts at Red Rocks and hiking 14ers are the epitome of the Colorado Transplant lifestyle. We're told that the state's natives More
Exploring Colorado – Our Home State Sunday,August 20, 2017 - When Adam and I moved from Maryland to Colorado, I don't think that we realized how big this state really is. Maryland is home to about a million more people More
snickerdoodles Neighborly Gluten Free Snickerdoodles Wednesday,August 16, 2017 - Adam and I have settled into suburban life well. We've been in our house for over two years now and we're becoming real homeowners. Adam has built his workshop up More
Slowed Down by Gluten Sunday,August 13, 2017 - Adam was out of town this past week for work which means I got to spend all of the rainy nights this past week binge watching girly show. This week, More
ice cream pie Chocolate Creme Sandwich Cookie Ice Cream Pie Thursday,August 10, 2017 - It's become pretty common knowledge around my work that I love to bake. I love making delicious gluten free cupcakes, brownies, and cookies. I've been volunteered to make desserts to More
Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Sandwich Cookies Thursday,August 10, 2017 - I first went gluten free in 2015. There were plenty of gluten-filled food that I salivated over when I first gave up gluten. Since then, however, I find myself craving More