- 1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
- 2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
- 3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
5. Jeanne from RA a Walk by Faith shares her experience with using AP (antibiotic protocal) for her RA. She talks about what she's experiencing with the treatment. As a fellow Christian, I really appreciate the fact that she shares her faith along with her general life experiences.
6. Leslie from Southern Gal with RA is also trying AP therapy, and is also sharing her experiences and ups and downs with trying the new protocal.
7. Mike at My Life and New Fight with RA gives a guys perspective on life with RA. He talks about his family and the challenges of living with RA while continuing with his previous outdoor hobbies/activities.
8. Andrew at Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis also shares about being a guy with RA. Typically a disease that targets women, Andrew shares about being the father of four, and getting back into activities and vacation sports that he was active in pre-RA. He also shares about new technology and medical information that may or may not benefit those with chronic diseases.
9. Bionic Lady was diagnosed with RA in her teens, like I was. While she doens't post very often, she's honest about her experiences and life in general. Right now she and her husband are trying to get pregnant, so she's been sharing about the various challenges and steps needed when trying to concieve with a chronic illness. Something I'm sure a lot of us worry and wonder about.
10. Living It, Loving It talks about being a working mom with RA and Fibromialgia. She talks about the challenges of living and working with invisible illnesses. She shares general information about RA and organizations, books, gadgets, etc that are helpful for the rest of us. She artfully puts into words what most of us are feeling, and even has a section with a letter to "healthy people" that helps explain what life is like for someone with an invisible disability/disease.
11. Confessions of an RA Superbitch (while I don't particularly like the name, or really agree that it fits her, she has an often hilarious take on life with RA. Mostly its her sharing her honest, sarcastic, and sometimes angry responses to random people/situations that she encounters)
I feel like I'm really starting to repeat myself. Its very hard to come up with unique individual comments on each of these wonderful bloggers. We're all blogging about our experiences and challenges of living with a chronic illness. We all have our own unique style and voice in which we write and share with the online world. It makes us similar, but delightfully different. I enjoy each of their blogs and the ways they share their hearts as well as their struggles. I believe we each started out as a way to put into words what we are going through, hoping blindly that it may reach someone else and may be able to help them as well. Most of us have no medical backgrounds beyond our own medical files and personal experience, but their willingness to share of themself is something that I personally appreciate and has helped me know that I am not alone, what I am often feeling is normal, and that we're all here hoping to help each other through it. Thanks guys! With that said, I'm just going to list the rest of my fave's:
12. Christine at Lupus Girl- Living, Loving and Laughing with Lupus
13. Living with RA
14. Angela at Never a Dull Moment
15. Carla at Lupus and Humor