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“But You Don’t Look Sick!” Living With Invisible RA Symptoms

RA and the Zombie Apocalypse

Rheumatoid disease (arthritis) is an “invisible illness.” Everywhere I look, I see those two words. They’re blogged, tweeted, posted, and

RA and the Zombie Apocalypse

Facing Fatigue

About three months after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I realized that I was more tired than I had ever

Reality and Appearance

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis is often a subtle masquerade of appearances: a smile when one is in pain, the forced

Being (In)visible

People who meet me for the first time are usually quite surprised to find out at some later point that


The Pain of Invisibility

Most of you have probably heard the term “invisible illness” used to describe rheumatoid arthritis. This “invisibility” refers to the

The Pain of Invisibility

Invisible Pain

It all started right after I turned 25 years old. I began experiencing joint pain, inflammation, and extreme fatigue. There