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Cynthia Ventura commented on the post, Another Clumsy Day: Hand Changes and Rheumatoid Arthritis 50 seconds ago

Hi kat-elton. Yes, we enjoy the pieces I still own. I’ve even had people offer me money for the sculptures but I would never part with them. They and the other artwork I have are a part of the pre-RA me and I don’t want to part with that now plus much love went into creating them and as you say, they are quite precious to me and my family.

Yes…

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Cynthia Ventura commented on the post, Another Clumsy Day: Hand Changes and Rheumatoid Arthritis 9 minutes ago

Thank you Mary Sophia. You’re dog is smart being on the alert to jump out of the way of that gyrating knife…lol

Regarding my art, like many of us, I continue because quitting just isn’t in my vocabulary. I also find too much joy in continuing the artwork I am still capable of creating. Stopping some of the things I once did so easily was…

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Cynthia Ventura commented on the post, Another Clumsy Day: Hand Changes and Rheumatoid Arthritis 18 minutes ago

Hi mcadwell,

Thank you for your kindness. I’m sorry that you too are unable to continue to create your own works of art. It is the hardest of things to lose, our ability to create something out of nothing. The most basic form of drawing is graphite pencil drawing. Even after I advanced through the higher levels of art courses, graphite drawing…

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Lawrence 'rick' Phillips posted a new activity comment 2 hours, 56 minutes ago

Piano14:

I have to say I have not. For me when medicines are added (really any type of medicine), the RA usually goes into tail spin.

The only similar thing I have heard (this has definitely never happened to me) is that pregnancy tends to put women into remission.

As for blood clots i did find significant number of papers about blood…

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Cynthia Ventura commented on the post, Death By Three Dots… Dealing With The Unknown & RA 3 hours, 3 minutes ago

So perfectly said. I’ve tried countless times to explain the emotional toll of not knowing. It’s sort of like Anticipatory Grief. We know the loss is coming we just don’t know exactly when or how. We think we’ve got it beat, nailed down because it’s a way of life for us. But when it hits which it always does we still feel blindsided. It’s a never…

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ruby321 commented on the post, Community Ideas: Managing RA Pain 5 hours, 16 minutes ago

I have had RA for 63 years. I have found that rest is the best thing for RA. I mean even 10 hours of sleep daily. The best mattress you can find. I love my gel infused mattress I bought a while ago and yes I spent a lot for it. It has been the best thing I can suggest for restfull sleep. Drink only water! No soda, no sugary juices, no coffee,…

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Piano14 posted an update 8 hours, 6 minutes ago

I just had a total knee replacement, and the surgeon put me on blood thinners to prevent clotting. The new medicine seems to really keep my RA from activating even though my knee is still swelling alot. My hands and other joints are doing really well with less swelling than I’ve had in years. Anyone else have a similar experience?

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Wyolady commented on the post, Raynaud’s Disease 8 hours, 54 minutes ago

I also suffer from Raynauds and have RA. The ghastly ghostly fingers and toes are painful ( stinging, numb, burning) and scary to look at. If my Raynauds isn’t severe, my digits turn purple, which I’m hardly aware of but others are. My massage therapist totally scared me one day by screaming that my fingers were purple! Mine developed also…

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2mra commented a story 12 hours, 46 minutes ago

Thanks for the idea that works for you Wood1tops.

I just looked at Amazon and it does not have the
Bioglan. Some people use the high strength at 2 caps a day. I am concerned in using them since they are not regulated as other meds are.

Let us know if it works for you Franki.

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2mra commented on the post, Twist and Shout – What a Pain in the Neck 13 hours, 22 minutes ago

Hi Nan:

Sorry that your neck is paining you. That’s good that you are having success with your fleece bags, hot stones massage, etc.

I’ve had a painful neck and shoulders for mannnyy years. And it’s not all from my hubby either. HA!

I’ve used the same ideas you do except for the hot stones. I’ve also used the acupuncture and suction…

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jbaccadutre posted an update 1 day, 7 hours ago

It’s just not flu and cold it’s sinuses infections get me down just as much!! I hate it I’m ready not no more cold weather!!