Thursday, February 9, 2012

Living With Arthritis

What comes to mind when you think of the word Arthritis? If you're like me you will likely associate it as a "senior" condition. I was raised by my grandparents so i'm quite familiar with the word although i struggled to understand what kind of discomfort they were feeling. In all honesty i often found it fascinating because my grandmother would predict the weather with her aching ankle.  There were also some funny moments: for example when my then 4 year old cousin Amy would be utterly perplexed by our grandmother because she would often say, "my ankle is biting me". Poor Amy would stare at Grams ankle till she couldn't take it anymore and say, "Abuela, but your ankle doesn't have teeth". We still laugh about this to this day. Amy is now 26. Grams still has manageable arthritis. 

Until then I never knew or met someone of my age to have suffered from this condition...til just recently. Now this post is far different from my standard but i figured, why not bring awareness to a condition that could very well be affecting me as well, right? 

A couple of weeks back i was invited to the launch of Arthriving.com, a new site designed to educate you and provide you with products that can help make living with arthritis more manageable.  At the event was TV chef Danny Boome resident correspondent on “The Chew”, and host of “Rescue Chef” on The Food Network. I had the opportunity to chat with him and learned that he has been suffering from this condition since the age of 23. Incredible.

Quite the charmer, Danny took time to answer questions and explain that although having arthritis is a  nuisance, there are so many things available in the market that can helps facilitate daily task - task that normally you and i would take for granted. Each person is different, he explains, so you have to do what works best for your body. 

It was a really informative and enlightening Q&A. Since then i've learned that a few of my close friends have mild arthritis. Wow! I quickly referred them to the Arthriving.com site where i'm sure they can find some relieve. 

Here's a quick footage of the exchange i had with Chef Danny Boom. 


Happy Thursday Lovers!
Make it a great one.
xJ

2 comments :

  1. TY for sharing and bringing awareness!

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  2. And you are awesome, Itzel! Thank you so much for sharing! <3

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