As we enter the season of holiday craziness, I have reprised my Twelve Days of Wishing you all the best for whatever holidays you celebrate this time of year (or avoid as I do). May the new year bring all of us health and happiness.


On the twelfth day of Christmas, RA brought to me:

12 joints a-flaring,

11 scripts a-filling,

10 toes a-throbbing,

9 copays pending,

8 workdays missing,

7 doctors billing,

6 X-rays to be taken,

5 hours sleep!

4 side effects,

3 new tests,

2 swollen knees,

And a new D-M-A-R-D.

“And God bless us, every one.” Tim Cratchit, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens