arthritis

The Brain Fog Blog

I’m currently sitting in my armchair with a heating pad wrapped around my hip, an ice pack velcroed around my neck, and a large “cooling pad” tucked into that neck ice pack to form a makeshift cone of chillness, which is kind of like a dog cone but for human adults whose musculoskeletal systems want to […] Read more…

You’re Not Making Up Your Chronic Illness

An edited and much less sarcastic version of this essay was published last year on xoJane. You can find it here: http://www.xojane.com/issues/chronic-illness-isnt-made-up Yesterday was Rare Disease Day so I spent a lot of time reading stories and watching videos by people who were diagnosed with rare diseases. Across the board, most people had something in common: […] Read more…

The Unpredictability of Chronic Illness

I am an ambassador for the 2015 Walk to Fight Arthritis in St. John’s, NL, alongside my good friend Jerry Stamp. As an ambassador I have been preparing for television and radio interviews to talk about how arthritis affects people and how important it is to support research and community initiatives to help Canadians who live in […] Read more…

Lisa tries lots of new things!

Hey gang! Do you want to know some fun and exciting things that are happening in Lisa Land?! What’s that? This isn’t an interactive blog so I can just pretend you are nodding your head in approval? Perfect! Probably the most exciting thing happened yesterday, when I finally went to the drug store and bought […] Read more…

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