I recently blogged about my decision to take the annual flu vaccine and why I choose to go this route rather than play the odds of contracting this nasty virus. Making the decision is a no-brainer for me because a few years ago I got the flu and after the horrible full-blown symptoms had disappeared within a couple of weeks, I dragged around for another six weeks before I felt well again. Continue reading
Greetings from the Grand Bahama Island! It is suntastic! I kissed a dolphin, went snorkeling and saw many beautiful coral reefs and colourful fishes. I will be embarking on a cave tour soon!
The Port Lucaya Marketplace is a local spot for live entertainment, drinks, and meeting great Bahamians. Will miss the sunshine but looking forward to sharing more adventures and pictures with my friends at Arthritis Broadcast Network! ~Anita
I’ve been forced to adopt a low profile recently as various maladies associated with my AS have been let out of the box. Everyone who has ankylosing spondylitis (AS) knows that it’s a condition that cycles up and down, taking over your life just when you least expect (or want) it. My lifestyle is unchanged, my daily routines about the same and I haven’t altered my medications, so what’s sparking my AS? I place the blame for the resurgence squarely on fluctuating weather patterns: warm one day, then cold and rainy, then back to warm, etc. Continue reading
Music therapy can help patients with, to list a few, pain control, oncology, acquired brain injury, physical disabilities, and mental health. At a “Music Therapy Day” information session, I was honoured to meet music therapist Brendan Shields who works at Minoru Residence in Richmond.
Brendan Shields would like to share with us his article “Music has Power” in The Report: Health Sciences Association of British Columbia: Continue reading
Full disclosure: I’ve been struggling with my commitment to a gluten free diet. Adopting this way of eating is purely elective on my part because I do not suffer from a medical condition such as celiac disease or have a gluten sensitivity that makes it impossible to ingest glutens. I chose to be gluten free as a way to lessen the amount of inflammation in my body, perhaps to tame my osteoarthritis and lessen any flare-ups of my ankylosing spondylitis. Continue reading