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cathy kramer
Works at College of Dupage
Attended Newman University
Lives in Naperville, IL
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Staying Active is the Goal
For the majority of my adult life, I have taken pride in the fact that I am physically active. I worked out throughout my two pregnancies and even made time for it when my children were young and I had to workout with them on top of me. During some of my wo...
For the majority of my adult life, I have taken pride in the fact that I am physically active. I worked out throughout my two pregnancies and even made time for it when my children were young and I had to workout with them on top of me. During some of my worst rheumatoid arthritis days, ...
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I Found the Person I was Looking For
Often I think back to an evening in 2004.  I finished teaching an evening class at 9:00, walked to my car, and received a call.  I sat in the parking lot absorbing the news from my primary care physician that I was officially diagnosed with rheumatoid arthr...
Often I think back to an evening in 2004. I finished teaching an evening class at 9:00, walked to my car, and received a call. I sat in the parking lot absorbing the news from my primary care physician that I was officially diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I'll forever be thankful to him for ...
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Healthline's Rheumatoid Arthriits Blogs of 2015
As I go through my struggle of figuring out my place in the rheumatoid arthritis community, I am honored to be named on this list along side such other inspirational bloggers.
As I go through my struggle of figuring out my place in the rheumatoid arthritis community, I am honored to be named on this list along side such other inspirational bloggers. Posted by cathy kramer at 6:25 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest ...
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My son is making chicken and rice soup.  Just what I need today!
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Random Thoughts on Being Sick
While teaching Thursday night, I realized I had caught whatever has kept my daughter home all week.  By bedtime I had chills and by morning was running a fever and had body aches.  As of Monday morning, I'm still in bed.  Surprisingly, I haven't been sick m...
While teaching Thursday night, I realized I had caught whatever has kept my daughter home all week. By bedtime I had chills and by morning was running a fever and had body aches. As of Monday morning, I'm still in bed. Surprisingly, I haven't been sick much since starting Enbrel in 2010, ...
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Love your smartphone and sex? Check out this video. I need to use this technology myself. (Nothing naughty in it, I promise.)
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Arthritis Awareness Month - Self Awareness
May is Arthritis Awareness month in the US and I  have a confession. Every year when Arthritis Awareness Month rolls around, I feel anxious. I feel like I am  supposed  to make all my friends and family aware of what is going on with my body and the bodies ...
May is Arthritis Awareness month in the US and I have a confession. Every year when Arthritis Awareness Month rolls around, I feel anxious. I feel like I am supposed to make all my friends and family aware of what is going on with my body and the bodies of all of us living with rheumatoid ...
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Positive Discipline for Myself
When I was a young 5th grade teacher, I chose to base my classroom discipline on the positive rather than the negative.  I developed a program with two components. As a class, they could earn Class Coupons. Once they earned enough Class Coupons, we would ha...
When I was a young 5th grade teacher, I chose to base my classroom discipline on the positive rather than the negative. I developed a program with two components. As a class, they could earn Class Coupons. Once they earned enough Class Coupons, we would have a party which generally consisted of ...
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A few random thoughts as I lay in bed sick.
While teaching Thursday night, I realized I had caught whatever has kept my daughter home all week. By bedtime I had chills and by morning was running a fever and had body aches. As of Monday morning, I'm still in bed. Surprisingly, I haven't been sick much since starting Enbrel in 2010, ...
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Things to be happy about today:
1. Lunch is packed for my high school daughter. I like sending her off with nutrition and a little bit of me.
2. An omelet is cooking for my son and me using leftovers from the mini omelets I made for a school party yesterday that were a hit!
3. A plan to get things done today. 
4. Officially on spring break from one of my two schools. 
5. 50-60's in the forecast all week!!!! 
6. Flare has moved on. Yay.
What are you happy about today? ‪#‎happiness‬
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Not that saying good-bye to a flare is a small thing!
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What Does It Mean to Leave an Online Community?
It turns out that leaving an online community that you have been a part of for almost seven years is more difficult than I imagined. I've had to ask myself many questions since posting "Letting Go" such as, "What exactly does leaving an online community mea...
It turns out that leaving an online community that you have been a part of for almost seven years is more difficult than I imagined. I've had to ask myself many questions since posting "Letting Go" such as, "What exactly does leaving an online community mean? Do I stop reading RA posts?
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Education
  • Newman University
    Education
  • Wichita State University
    ESL
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Gender
Female
Other names
Cateepoo
Story
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Reflections on health, family, self, and simple everyday happiness.
Bragging rights
Married 27 years, momma to two perfect teens and a border collie, 22 years in education, and seeker of finding the best in people and situations.
Work
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Adult Education instructor
Employment
  • College of Dupage
    Adjunct Faculty ESL, 2012 - present
  • Waubonsee Community College
    Adjunct Faculty ESL, 1991 - present
  • Computer Systems Institute
    Adjunct Faculty ESL, 2010 - 2012
  • USD 259
    Teacher, 1992 - 1998
    5th grade teacher for five years. ESL Teacher for two years
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Currently
Naperville, IL
Previously
Wichita, Kansas