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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

What it Takes to Be an American Ninja Warrior – and What It’s Like to Be Married to One When You Live with RA
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What it Takes to Be an American Ninja Warrior – and What It’s Like to Be Married to One When You Live with RA

The dichotomy of my husband’s insane level of fitness and my insane level of…well, NOT… has never been more apparent than over the past year when my physical health took a downturn while my hubby Mike was selected to compete on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. It’s been an exciting year and we’ve never been more of … Continue reading

Get My Book Sick Idiot: On Sale Now!
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Get My Book Sick Idiot: On Sale Now!

The time has come: Sick Idiot has arrived! You can now order my funny-yet-inspiring nonfiction health memoir, Sick Idiot, in paperback! Chapter titles include: “That Time I Cried On The Pitcher’s Mound and Saw My Grandma’s Doctor” “That Time I Was a Cheerleader … With Arthritis … On A Hit-List” “That Time I Had a … Continue reading

Life Isn’t Fair: Finding Gratitude through The Grief of Chronic Illness
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Life Isn’t Fair: Finding Gratitude through The Grief of Chronic Illness

Sometimes, I get really mad and really mournful in regards to my health situation. And that’s okay. Keeping a positive outlook, being  happy, remaining grateful, and staying strong do not mean that everything is perfect or that it’s all rainbows and butterflies all of the time. It is possible to be positive and strong and … Continue reading

Movie Review: “Cake” Starring Jennifer Aniston As a Patient Living with Chronic Pain
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Movie Review: “Cake” Starring Jennifer Aniston As a Patient Living with Chronic Pain

This past weekend, I was finally able to see the movie, Cake, that’s been garnering all the buzz. I will share my thoughts on the movie … and for those of you who are new to my blog, please remember that I’m sharing this from the perspective of someone with (juvenile) rheumatoid arthritis and sjogrens … 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

Healthline.com – Mothers with RA May Have Premature or Underweight Babies
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Healthline.com – Mothers with RA May Have Premature or Underweight Babies

A new study of 2 million mothers showed that moms with rheumatoid arthritis were more likely to have premature and underweight babies. I wrote an article about this new Danish rheumatology study here, at Healthline.com. Enjoy! – http://www.healthline.com/health-news/women-with-ra-more-likely-to-have-premature-babies-111814 Continue reading

Healthline.com: $6 Million Research Partnership to Focus on New Drugs for RA, Lupus
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Healthline.com: $6 Million Research Partnership to Focus on New Drugs for RA, Lupus

An exciting initiative is underway and it may benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. This alliance includes a $6 million partnership that will focus on the research and testing of new drugs for RA and Lupus. To learn more about the AMP RA/Lupus, read my recent Healthline.com article, here: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/six-million-to-focus-on-new-drugs-for-ra-lupus-102114 Feel free to share … Continue reading

Healthline.com: On World Arthritis Day, Patients and Caregivers Come Together
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Healthline.com: On World Arthritis Day, Patients and Caregivers Come Together

World Arthritis Day was celebrated across the world on October 12th, 2014. Read more about World Arthritis Day and the various initiatives surrounding this special day, here: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/world-arthritis-day-101214 Patients and caregivers of all ages and ethnicities came together to advocate for the 100+ conditions listed under the umbrella term, “arthritis.” Learn more. 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