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Scleroderma and Dental Health

I have been taking time off from stand-up comedy to take care of my dental health. Tomorrow I will be undergoing the third in a series of four surgeries to rebuild my gum tissue destroyed by scleroderma. If you are a newly diagnosed patient, try to stay calm while reading. What happened to me, may […]

Scleroderma Awareness Month 2016

Scleroderma awareness is not all rubber bracelets and t-shirts. It’s about sharing and teaching others about the hard work being done for patients, providers and caregivers Wednesday is the start of #scleroderma awareness month. There are different types of scleroderma; limited, morphea and diffuse. I refer to diffuse as “The Fast and The Furious” type, […]

Glenn Frey’s Death: Risk vs Benefits of Medication

This month we have lost entertainment icons. I listened to David Bowie’s album, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars while afloat during Desert Storm, Shield and Watch. When I hear songs by The Eagles, I am flooded with memories of my early childhood summers spent on the beaches of southern California. I have many […]

Thank You, Queen Latifah. That Was A Perfect Amount of Scleroderma

When it was announced Queen Latifah would be talking about her mom’s diagnosis about scleroderma on her show, I was skeptical.  First, I’m going to tell you why I liked it, hoping she will read it or someone will tell her about it.   Scleroderma does not only devastate the patient.  I have watched my […]

The Mighty Turtle Is Moving!

I’m still in the process of transferring posts to The Mighty Turtle’s new home on Blogger.  Please enjoy this drawing I stole from Google images, then head on over to the “new” site.

Bounce to a Cure for Scleroderma

Last year, James Roumeliotis, founder of Bounce to a Cure made it into the Guinness Book Of World Records for The farthest Distance Traveled on a Pogo Stick.  Watch this inspiring video with highlights from James’ Journey through Pogopalooza’s Park at The OC Fair in Costa Mesa. This year, James will attempt to break another […]

Feeling Square Peg-ish…

    At 42, I still feel like a square peg. Come on, you remember the show about Carrie before Sex in the City. I’m no Carrie. Actually, I’m more an Amanda because as I have been told by one or more dates that I am too analytical. I disagree. If I was truly analytical, […]

Don’t Hate The Playa, Hate The Game.

Then Set Aside Your Anger & Get to Work.       In a place called, Wisconsin…   I was “awarded” a rating of 100% service connected disability.  See, I was “lucky” enough to have symptoms of scleroderma while on active duty in The Navy. Early in my diagnosis back in 1994, and through the years despite […]

I Feel The Need to Read…

It’s been a long time since my diagnosis. So much has happened since 1994.  We have some so far with research and awareness, yet it still feels like I’m stuck in the mud in Alabama like a mash-up between the movies Ground Hog Day and My Cousin Vinnie. I have decided to sit out the […]

Introducing… The Mighty Turtle Amazon Store

Through the years, I have found many products that have bee helpful.  Since I will be writing product reviews for items, I thought: Why not link a store to Amazon?  So, here it is.  The Mighty Turtle Amazon Store It’s a great way to assist those looking for items, to shop and what I earn […]