I am a mother.  A partner.  A friend.  An activist.  A lover of books and socks and baking.  I am a loom knitter, a word puzzle lover.  I am full of so many things.  But…I am now also a patient.  I must now find ways to accommodate: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Osteoarthritis.

I have spent a lot of time lately reading books and websites, blogs and message boards.  I have found so much great information.  In the coming weeks I will be linking those things together here so it is all in one convenient spot. I hope it helps others the way it has helped me.


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  1. Hello from a fellow autoimmune sufferer.

    • akajanie

       /  May 8, 2012

      Hello! I am sorry you are a fellow sufferer but it’s nice to meet you either way! 🙂

      • I was happy to find your blog, you are dealing with your problems with much better attitude than I am. Your writing about it. It encourages me.

      • akajanie

         /  May 8, 2012

        I feel like I HAVE to write about it to deal with it. Because there are still a lot of times I am so sad/mad/frustrated that I am just a mess, and my family is getting sick of hearing me talk about being sick! I figure with a blog, if I annoy someone, they just can click off it and ignore me. 🙂 But thank you for saying that. I sort of feel like all of us autoimmune people need to stick together and encourage each other because it’s a rough road.

  2. That is exactly the same reason I have started a blog! Because I need to vent somewhere that doesn’t bother the people I have around me! LOL… would be nice if someone read it too! I have Psoriatic Arthritis and I suppose it is severe since I haven’t been out of bed in months. Please take a look at my blog to see my view/skew on things 🙂

  3. aceso.wordpress.com

  4. Hi!

    I am starting a directory of Bloggers who educate, support, enlighten, inform, inspire and motivate people about and with Fibromyalgia.

    I would really like to include you and your blog.

    Please have a look at the information for Bloggers on my site: http://fibromodem.wordpress.com/fck-directory/for-bloggers/; and, if you would like to be included, please follow the directions and then email me at fibromodem@hotmail.com.

    I hope you choose to be part of this new project.


  5. starskimac

     /  January 13, 2013

    I would like to invite you to our facebook group.
    The spoon theory is our montra!

  6. christineboerner

     /  June 20, 2013

    Hi there – I just read through your post from March, and I hope so much that you’re feeling better. I have a different autoimmune disease, Myasthenia Gravis, but your writing gave me a heartfelt look into what Fibro’s like. I don’t know you, but I’m rooting for you!

    I recently started a small business that stemmed from my experiences with Myasthenia, and I saw that you have a product review section on your blog. I’m offering high quality and stylish keychain pill holders for people that need to have their medicine with them all the time (like I do). I’m just starting to figure out how to promote the site, and I was wondering if you’d be willing to take a look and potentially do a review? I’d appreciate it so much! My site is http://www.thepillholder.com and you can email me at christine.a.boerner@gmail.com.

    Either way, I really hope today’s been a good day for you.

    Take care,


  7. Hi Akajanie,
    sorry don’t have your email. We are running a 2 week contest at Fibro Bloggers Directory and would love you to join in.

    Also we have new badges (The one on your site is missing) So to get those and other good news, contests and help with your blog please go to ‘SUBMIT your site’ on FBD and add your email as I would love to speak to you directly. Cheers.


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