The Great JA vs. RA Debacle

The Great JA vs. RA Debacle

This is a Facebook-rant-turned-blog post. I am definitely looking for some feedback/insight on this one, because when it comes to The Great JA vs. RA Debacle, I don’t know what is considered to be the standard, or what is the “proper” and acceptable approach. Even  whilst doing research, I seem to encounter different answers on … Continue reading

Thoughts & Updates from Arthritis Ashley

Thoughts & Updates from Arthritis Ashley

I haven’t updated this Arthritis Ashley blog in a while (I barely find time to post to my main website abshuck.com and haven’t posted to my entertainment blog Glitzburgh in about a year. Eek!) However, I do want to share some thoughts and updates with all of you, my loyal readers! I’m glad that many … Continue reading

My #RouseyRevolution Story

My #RouseyRevolution Story

#RouseyRevolution: Dear Ronda Rousey, You will not see me in the boxing ring or an MMA cage. You won’t see me training for hours on end at the gym, or running a marathon, or lifting heavy weights. But, trust me: I know how to fight. I have dealt with several (several meaning over 40) doctor-diagnosed … Continue reading

Investigative RA Drug: Exciting Stuff!

Investigative RA Drug: Exciting Stuff!

As a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and several other chronic conditions, I get excited to hear about promising new research, medical advances, and treatment options. One of these new medications that I’ve been hearing about is by Russian pharma company R-Pharm. It’s an IL-6 inhibitor called olokizumab, and it just entered phase III clinical trials. I was lucky … Continue reading