Living

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

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By Angela Lundberg - March 14, 2017
I recently finished reading a memoir for my book club that (oddly?) made me think about RA and chronic illness–The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and... READ MORE

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By Wren - March 10, 2017
What do you do when your rheumatoid disease flares? Do you have an “action plan?” I don’t have one of those. My flares don’t come and go like they once did—they’re pretty... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - March 9, 2017
When I was 10 years old I had a sudden and debilitating flare of my rheumatoid arthritis. Almost overnight I couldn’t get out of bed and get to the bathroom on my own... READ MORE

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By Carla Kienast - March 3, 2017
I am a well-scarred veteran of the knee wars. Even before my total knee replacement on the left side, I’d had multiple arthroscopic procedures and numerous office visits to address knee pain.... READ MORE

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By Michael Booth - March 2, 2017
Treating RA often resembles a game of darts. Hitting close to the bullseye would be a moderately effective medication with tolerable side-effects: the pain and inflammation are significantly reduced though they occur on... READ MORE

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By Wren - February 28, 2017
I’ve been fighting an annoying rosacea flare since November last year. It’s sort of fun (and sardonic) to blame it on the outcome of the presidential election, but I doubt that’s what... READ MORE

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By Rob - February 28, 2017
He begins the Rousing every day in the early morning gloom. Most days he uses his new-found voice, but other times he opts for a bag, a box, or possibly a simple... READ MORE

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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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