Jody

Hello! Walk with me as I wander the wild and the bygone, and define eclectic design that is curated, not decorated. I am determined to nurture a beautiful life instead of letting Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Salicylate Sensitivity, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome define my world.

Damn It, I’m Going! Traveling with Arthritis

This Autumn I fulfilled a dream of travel, and was honored to have my article posted by the Arthritis National Research Foundation . Thank you for the opportunity to contribute! ******************************************************************************************************* “What if I have a bad day?” I said. “Then you’ll have a bad day in Paris.” The man with smiling brown eyes assured me that this longed-for travel […]

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Spondyloarthropathy: How Strep Throat resulted in Juvenile Arthritis

“She does not meet the Jones Criteria,” with this proclamation, the pediatric rheumatologist delayed my daughter’s Juvenile Spondyloarthritis (JSpA) diagnosis by fourteen years. Britt was a happy blue-eyed baby, exhibiting wit and opinion early on.  Repeated tear duct infections and occasional unexplained mouth sores were a puzzlement. Then she took a flight over her bicycle […]

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