Wednesday, July 23, 2014
ronie
  • ronie, Community Member
    is advocating for a cure
  • Location: Houston, TX, United States
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: November 26, 1968
  • Bio: I have been living with RA, Osteo and Fibro 25+ yr. Recently dx'd with osteoporosis and high BP
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HEALTH INTERESTS:

Rheumatoid Arthritis,  Osteoarthritis,  Fibromyalgia,  Osteoporsis,  Degenerative Disc Disease,  chronic pain related depression,  severe anemia. Avascular Necrosis. High Blood Pressure,  Femoral Nerve Neuropathy. Peripheral Nerve dysfunction.

DRUGS I AM TAKING:

prednisone,  arava,  simponi,  nexium,  cymbalta,  , norco,  neurontin,  folix,  lithium,  latuda,  klonopin,  lisinipril, prescription strength Iron and Vit D. vitamin packets.

ABOUT ME:

Hi, I'm Ronie. I am a 42 year old woman and the third generation of women in my family to suffer through RA. Mom and Grandma died from complication from RA. I am currently on disability and testing Simponi. I have used Enbrel and Humira in the past with great results but health problems stopped the bio meds and all other medications except prednisone for a while.  I am now back on a cocktail of meds and have just undergone a hip replacement and am scheduled for a knee replacement.  I spend the day watching my hands slowly and painfully twist.

 

Other than that, I am a mentor and life coach for troubled teens. I am a former welder, mechanic, caterer and driver for AAA. I have been a sports coach and an all around active person. People who have not seen me in a while are astonished by my wheelchair. But the wheels keep me moving and I can roll faster than I can walk. My mobility is gone but my mind is not as I have a head full of more information than I need.  I sometimes get very angry about the amount of pain I must endure. But I have only been knocked down not destroyed. As long as I can speak, you will hear my voice! I will someday ride my motorcycle again, even if just for a day.

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ROLES:

Living With It in Bipolar

Living With It in Depression

Living With It in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living With It in Chronic Pain

Living With It in Osteoarthritis

Living With It in Osteoporosis

Living With It in High Blood Pressure

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