Coping with RA

  • Community Thoughts: How Much Do I Share About RA?
    Inspired by writer Kelly Mack‘s questions in a recent article: “I struggle with the question: how much do I share about my RA? How much can others handle? How much do I... READ MORE
  • Morning Misery
    I am not a morning person. I pretty much hate mornings, actually. Even before I had RA, I was always happier and more comfortable being a “Night Owl” and getting things done... READ MORE
Community Thoughts: How Much Do I Share About RA?
Inspired by writer Kelly Mack‘s questions in a recent article: “I struggle with the question: how much do I share about my RA? How much can others handle? How much do I... READ MORE
Most definitions of rheumatoid arthritis explain that RA is a chronic disease characterized by joint inflammation, pain, stiffness, and swelling. All of these things have certainly been true of my experience with... READ MORE

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I’m a slightly smaller wee bird these days. In January, I challenged myself to get serious about dropping some excess weight. The reasons are righteous (and, let’s face it, unavoidable). First, less weight... READ MORE

Winter is usually when I feel the worst. Where I live winter gets plenty cold and since I don’t drive I have to take public transportation for commuting to work and places... READ MORE

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A lot of things have changed—for the better—about living with rheumatoid disease. For one thing, there are many new, much more effective drugs available to treat it now. That’s tremendous and life-changing,... READ MORE

Baby it’s cold outside – at least here in the north it is! That said, it can be a challenge to stay warm and maintain our body temperature during these winter months. I talk... READ MORE