Living

Living with RA one day at a time. Get tips and best practices on how to battle RA.

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By Kelly Mack - February 26, 2017
The invention of accessible lifts has been life-changing for me. I don’t know who invented them, but I am supremely grateful! Accessible lifts have helped me surpass staircases, board buses, enjoy swimming... READ MORE

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By Wren - February 24, 2017
You know, laughter is good for you. I was just chortling at our black cat Kitty-Kitty (I know, I know, but it fits her perfectly), who’s mrrp-ing with longing at a tiny... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - February 23, 2017
I am a person who has a lot of moles on my skin. Since I also have rheumatoid arthritis and take both methotrexate and a biologic, I have a number of potential... READ MORE

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By Nan Hart - February 22, 2017
The ability to connect with people, information, organizations, etc. online can be one of the most important things you consider while dealing with RA. It can make your life so much better... READ MORE

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By Michael Booth - February 21, 2017
Progress, a word that typifies modern aspirations in technological innovation, improved public health and education, and the alleviation of human suffering, is a word I revolt against — with rheumatoid arthritis the... READ MORE

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By Kat Elton - February 19, 2017
Sometimes I wonder why I worry at all; it seems like I can spend hours ruminating about something, and in the end, the curveballs thrown my way always seem to be things... READ MORE

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By Michael Booth - February 17, 2017
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis is often a subtle masquerade of appearances: a smile when one is in pain, the forced buoyancy of energy when one is exhausted, the illusion of “all is... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - February 15, 2017
I have no memory of stairs being easy. They tower in my mind as diabolical obstacles. Instead of stairs as a means to get to another place, to make room by using... READ MORE

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By Wren - February 13, 2017
I get a flu shot every fall, usually after a routine rheumatologist appointment. The VA medical center where I get my care offers them to all vets, and they keep them handy... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - February 10, 2017
Diet and nutrition are an ongoing, unresolved issue for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Research has not yet determined one answer and I wonder if it is because there is no one answer. I... READ MORE

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