Who Am I?

I am mom.  I have multiple degrees:   associates in general business, a bachelor’s in accountancy, and a master’s in business administration, global managment.  I have one child that I’ve been raising on my own since she was born.  She is the most important thing to me in world (even when she says “no mama”).  I have four fur babies, two dogs and two cats (well, 1 and 3/4). 

I have psoriatic arthritis.  This is a very dibiliating auto-immune disease that has taken over my body.  I have pain in all of my joints, rib cage, and my back everyday.  Sadly, there is no cure for my disease, however, I can only hope with medication that my pain eases up a little bit.  I also have PVNS, Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis, which is an uncommon medical condition that caused my body to create tumors in my knee joints.

Life can be difficult at times.  I am hoping that my story of dealing with these medical conditions and being a single mother to 5 will help someone else who is also facing adversity.

You may be curious about the panda name.  I have been collecting Panda bears since I was 11 months old.  No, I’m not kidding.  I still have my first panda.  She looks a little rough, but she is still here, like me.



  1. Are you still Blogging? I have PA too, and I would love to talk back and forth with you through our blogs! I am also a mom and struggle with the debilitating after affects of our disease. I hope you still check this blog!

  2. Hi Brandi,

    I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been without a personal computer since November, but I plan on taking it up again asap.

    I will be checking your blog as I am also researching PA and how to live with this “disease”. I have struggled a lot because of it, but I am determined to overcome it.

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