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The Old Lady in My Bones


Hello and Welcome to “The Old Lady In My Bones”.

This is a blog about arthritis and what it’s like to live with this disease. Most people think arthritis is associated with the elderly, but it is a disease that touches people of all ages. I was diagnosed with early Rheumatoid arthritis in my thirties. I will share my experiences , as well as the experiences of others, through stories, prose and even the occasional poem. I hope to create a positive outlook on living with arthritis. I believe the human spirit has the ability to endure and the strength to make necessary changes in the face of life’s challenges.

I will post once or twice a week and respond to comments, suggestions, stories, links and resources others would like to share.

This is my first blogging experience and I look forward to the journey.


J.G. Chayko

About J.G. Chayko

I am a writer living on the beautiful West Coast in Vancouver B.C. I am a poet at heart but also write prose, fiction and creative non-fiction. In my thirties, while working for a Rheumatology clinic, I was diagnosed with early Rheumatoid Arthritis. I created " The Old Lady In My Bones" to share my experience living with this disease and to create an awareness that arthritis touches people of all ages, not just the elderly.


4 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi, I see you are open to information about resources that help RA. My sister uses a PackaPouch to help her lift and carry items up and down her stairs, especially useful for her washing/ laundry.
    You can see in here at http://www.packapouch.co.uk
    Let me know if you think this is a good tool.


    Posted by Commissioner Dreyfus(?) | September 4, 2012, 10:21 am
  2. apparently I have read your writings backwards. I have thouroughly enjoyed every single one of them and it has given me reason to carry on. Some days are better than others as you well know. Your outlookl has given me a new, invigerated lease on life. look forward to all your new blogs and hope I don’t miss any of them. Do you have a book, I would love to share it with my sister. What an awsome person you are, to share your telents and you experiences with everyone. I thank you so very much.
    With the best regards for you health and happiness

    Posted by Marlene | December 13, 2012, 1:06 am
    • Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope your good days outnumber the bad. I don’t have a book at the moment, I am working on several smaller projects. I am, however, working towards the goal of having book in the future. Stay well and keep your chin up.
      All the best, J.G. Chayko

      Posted by J.G. Chayko | December 13, 2012, 8:14 am

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