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.

J.G. Chayko

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  1. Commissioner Dreyfus(?) on September 4, 2012 at 10:21 am

    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.


    • J.G. Chayko on September 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      I have not heard of this, but if if helps your sister perhaps it will help others. Thanks for the suggestion.
      J.G. Chayko

  2. Marlene on December 13, 2012 at 1:06 am

    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

    • J.G. Chayko on December 13, 2012 at 8:14 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

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J.G. Chayko is a writer, actress, and international arthritis advocate who’s been involved in theatre for more than 30 years and has published poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.