I am a patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis [RA] also known as Rheumatoid Disease [RD]. Additionally, I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Secondary Sjogren’s, Occipital Neuralgia, Carpal Tunnel, Peripheral Neuropathy, Hypermobility, Ovarian Cysts, and being chronically fabulous. I graduated from Oklahoma State University and am currently teaching. I’m a 4th-grade science and social studies teacher, who specializes in working in urban and high need schools. When I’m not teaching I love baking, being politically active, hiking, make weird art, and play with our dogs.
I was diagnosed with RA/RD in early January of 2011 (though it is suspected that I’ve had RA since I was very young) and have been attempting to proactively cope ever since. I have faced my fair share of difficulties both from my illness and from life itself but decided a long time ago to not let myself be defined by them. I am determined to recklessly love the life I am living.
If anyone has any questions feel free to ask me through my Facebook page or in comments.