I Already Gave My Right Arm To Be Ambidextrous...Now Read My HIPS!

Now Read My HIPS! is returning very soon. My blog is currently under construction. I am doing some minor renovating and will begin blogging for the New Year, possibly before. I can't wait to start up again. I have missed all of my followers! I love every single one of you! You have helped me to become who I am today! I could never have continued my blog without all of your support. Please be patient, and please continue to support this blog as well as my other blog Chronically Mommy. Pass this information on to anyone that you know may be interested in knowing...To be continued...

I had my shoulder and both hips replaced, and I am changing things up a bit on this blog! I began belly dancing in 2010! Yes you read that correctly!! I am going to be blogging about my experience as a woman with several joint diseases and conditions who had her shoulder and both hips replaced who now belly dances and performs! I still have pain, but I want to blog about how I have fun too! Now Read My HIPS! Please read Chronically Mommy (chronicallymommy.blogspot.com) for info on health/pain.

Hi, I have avascular necrosis in my shoulders, hips, and knees, psoriatic arthritis, sjogren's, fibromyalgia, and hypermobility. I found out that I have autoimmune arthritis in my cervical spine and a bulging disk in my lumbar spine. Seven years ago my spine orthopaedic surgeon told me I had a small amount of autoimmune arthritis in my SI joint. The question still remains: Is the spinal involvement due to Psoriatic Spondylitis, which is a more severe form of Psoriatic Arthritis or is it a new diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis? Whatever the diagnosis, the treatment will remain the same. I had my left hip replaced in 2003 & my right shoulder replaced in March of 2010. I literally gave my right arm to be ambidextrous! LOL! Lastly, I had my right hip replaced on May 10th, 2012.

I began belly dancing. Yes that's correct! I began belly dancing in 2010, so now it is time to "read my hips." Pain is still another part of my life. It is just a question of when, where and how much, but I would like to use this blog to write about my experience as a woman with several joint diseases and conditions who had both hips and a shoulder replaced and now spends her free time belly dancing and performing! I belong to a dance troupe since February of 2014, Seshambeh Dance Company. I am dancing weekly with my troupe in an advanced class and on Saturdays with another class which focuses on exercise and being a strong woman. I am performing a lot more often now, at least 4 or 5 times per year! Join me in my journey!

At times, I take 16 to 20 pills a day. I go every 4 weeks to the to get a 2 hour IV for my autoimmune arthritis diseases. Just when one thing seems to be doing better, something else goes downhill! My attitude, however, is always going uphill! I am 42 years old, have been married 16 years, and my husband and I adopted Mick in Dec. of 2010! I have a lot on my plate right now, but I take it one moment at a time. I believe that God will never give me more than I can handle. However, I do need to learn to ask for help sometimes instead of always doing it by myself!



(Formerly "I Already Gave My Right Arm To Be Ambidextrous!")

Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone, help.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me.

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.
But every now and then I feel so insecure,
I know that I just need you like I've never done before.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these daya are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me, help me, help me, oh.

Now Read My HIPS!

Now Read My HIPS!
Asmara "Beautiful Butterfly"

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

When I was first told about the theme being Passion, my mind automatically went to what everyone's goes to...a strong sexual desire...

This edition of Chronic Babe's Blog Carnival went live on June 15, 2010, and the theme is Passion. We would love to hear your thoughts on the topic, which really, could go in any direction!Check out the rest of the Chronic Babe's Blogs!


Hmmm...When I was first told about the theme being Passion, my mind automatically went to what everyone's  goes to...a strong sexual desire...

When you look the word "passion" up in the dictionary, it says,

1. A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger.
2. 
    a. Ardent love.
    b. Strong sexual desire; lust.
    c. The object of such love or desire.
3.
    a. Boundless enthusiasm.
    b. The object of such enthusiasm.
4. An abandoned display of emotion, especially of anger.

I think when you are talking about someone with a chronic disease or illness, and you ask them to write about their passion, you will get so many answers as well a so many ways to answer it. For me, passion can be used as a powerful, intense emotion. Richard Brinsley Sheridan wrote, "There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy."  I also have passion in my life that is a burning fire, as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, "In our youth our hearts were touched with fire [passion].Passion can be a feeling of love for another person, or an intense feeling of love for something. And passion is commonly called zeal when we speak of a strong, enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance. "Laurie [resolved], with a glow of philanthropic zeal [passion], to found and endow an institution for ... women with artistic tendencies" (Louisa May Alcott). So synonyms for passion are fervor, fire, zeal,  and ardor.

I, of course, have a burning passion for my husband. We just had our 10th anniversary on June 10th, 2010, so how fitting it is to speak of passion. Now, we may not have a sex life that others would necessarily describe as "strong" or "sexual," but there is a fire, I swear. After 10 years of marriage, there is still that spark.  Don't worry, I'm not going to go into detail, but although we can't do what healthy couples can in the bedroom, we definitely make do.

Also, I have a passion for my husband that is a love like nothing I've ever felt for another human being. It is a love that so intense, that I would give my life for him.  Now that is the definition of passion. I also have a passion, a love for the environment, for this world. I don't want people to ruin it. This is it people; it's all we have, take care of it! I have a deep connection to people, animals, trees, plants, God, the angels, my spirit guides, and all things that have energy--which is every single thing. Everything has energy, so ever single thing is connected. I feel that connection. I have a special passion for all of those things, God's creation!

Then, there is the passion for a cause. I think that this is pretty self-explanatory. If you or someone you are close to have/has a certain disease or illness, you want to fight for a cure, a treatment or for more research to understand it more.  Everyone out there who has chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, etc. wants to find a cure, wants to help those that are in pain like them, wants to support people with the same or similar issues. It becomes a tireless, diligent fight, an endless battle, a passion!  I support causes such as: arthritis, fibromyalgia, AVN, chronic pain, saving the planet, saving the animals, conservation, anything that helps children, and also any cause that will help us to keep our minds open, to reach a higher consciousness, to understand our purpose here, so that this world can achieve a balance of energy and truly be healed!

So this is a list of things that I have a passion for:                              
1. The environment.                                                                         
2. Animals.                                                                                      
3. Unity.
4. Acceptance.
5. Spiritualism.
6. Life.
7. Family.
8. Healing.
9. Friendship.
10. Prayer.
11. My Many Causes.
12. God.
13. My Angels.
14. My Spirit Guides.
15. The Arts: Dance, Music, Poetry, Painting, etc.
16. Food.
17. Water.
18. Writing.
19. Reading.
20. Swimming.




This is a list of what [who] I have a burning passion for:
1. My Husband.
2. My Baby That We Will Adopt Someday. 
3. Max and Cookie "Buddy" (Our Fur Kids). They Are 10 And 13 Years Old.


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