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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.
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…
Cynthia Ventura commented on the post, Another Clumsy Day: Hand Changes and Rheumatoid Arthritis 18 minutes ago
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…
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.
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…
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,…
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?
Richard Faust commented on the post, Another Clumsy Day: Hand Changes and Rheumatoid Arthritis 8 hours, 19 minutes ago
Hi hazel hawkins. My wife, Kelly Mack (a contributor here), also has issues with her fingers pointing in different directions. In fact, she did this video on finding the humor in RA and noted how sometimes it can create issues when she tries to give directions: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/video/video-finding-the-humor-in-ra/. In all…
Richard Faust commented on the post, Another Clumsy Day: Hand Changes and Rheumatoid Arthritis 8 hours, 30 minutes ago
Hi catlady51. I saw what you wrote about art and wanted to let you know that you are not alone in wanting to continue to pursue these endeavors. Our contributor Wren is quite an artist and wrote here about struggling with losing it and finding new ways to pursue it: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/art-and-compromise/. She also wrote here…
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…
jdaph commented on the post, Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A New Reason to Listen to Your Body 9 hours, 20 minutes ago
Oh yes, this is an invaluable lesson we are R.A> sufferers NEED to learn and learn well, for more than 40 years Ive been pushing, pushing my body, and now , nearly 60 years of age, I am finally learning to STOP, SLOW DOWN, just let what doesn’t get done, not get done. Right now I am suffering with a horrible head cold, and finally, have just…
RA not bad but Im recovering from pneumonia
Hi i have amazon on my phone just put in bioglan and it will come up its in a orange pkt .
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.
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!