The Great JA vs. RA Debacle
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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
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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

When Celebrities Do Good: Thank You, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Robin Roberts!
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When Celebrities Do Good: Thank You, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Robin Roberts!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Lately, I’ve been thinking about celebrities who use their fame for good. Sure, there are tons of recent examples: Beyonce is aiming to start a vegan revolution, Paula Abdul has worked tirelessly for pain causes and lupus organizations, the Kardashian and Jenner families have opened the eyes of many to transgender issues, and actress … Continue reading

#BeMoreHuman & Celebrate Everyone’s Fitness Choices and Abilities
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#BeMoreHuman & Celebrate Everyone’s Fitness Choices and Abilities

While I enjoyed the commercial, I joked last night that “Welp, I’m not human,” after seeing Reebok’s #BeMoreHuman Super Bowl commercial. They replied on Twitter by telling me, and I quote: “Not with that attitude.” (As a follow up, it’s worth noting that Reebok also clarified, saying that #BeMoreHuman is about being your Best You, whatever … Continue reading

Please Vote for Arthritis Ashley: Best Health Blog & Health Activist Hero
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Please Vote for Arthritis Ashley: Best Health Blog & Health Activist Hero

Recently, I was nominated for two pretty cool recognitions. The first is the WEGO Health Activist Awards. I was nominated as a “Health Activist Hero.” I will post more details on how you can show your support, as they become available. If you want to give me another nomination, or nominate another Health Activist Hero, you can … Continue reading

Get Paid to Help Further Rheumatoid Arthritis & Autoimmune Research
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Get Paid to Help Further Rheumatoid Arthritis & Autoimmune Research

Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? Do you want to play a part in helping further RA research? How about this — do you want to be paid for your time AND give back to charity, while you’re at it? With Sanguine, you will be able to donate blood so that researchers can study it to … Continue reading

Finding Faith During Times of Chaos
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Finding Faith During Times of Chaos

I’ve learned something: Illness turns many people away from God. Suffering makes many question their faith. However, these times of chaos and seemingly “ungodly” pain causes others to go the opposite direction, running towards God and embracing their faith with arms wide open. Of course, there are those of you who are agnostics and atheists, … Continue reading

Rant Time: Don’t “Quantify” the Sick Girl
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Rant Time: Don’t “Quantify” the Sick Girl

You know how it’s rude to say things like, “you throw okay … for a girl.” Or, “you run pretty fast … for being so big.” It’s also somewhat insulting to say things like, “wow! You’ve accomplished so much … despite being sick.” No, I haven’t accomplished a lot “for being a sick girl.” I’ve … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Words and Pictures” (The RA Movie!)

I hate to do this. I really, really hate to do this. I wanted to love this movie, simply for the fact that the heroine is a woman who lives with arthritis — and not just any kind of arthritis, but rheumatoid arthritis. The reality, though, is that I did not love this movie. I’d … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy and Arthritis – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

I will admit that I have always been hesitant to describe my rheumatoid arthritis medications as chemo, or “cancer drugs.” Part of this is my aversion to pity; the other part was that, at times, people use the term “chemo” incorrectly when describing their arthritis treatments. Lastly, I’ve always felt that it was a bit … Continue reading