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Navigating Life with RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Disease Progression: What This Means To me

Saying Goodbye to Pre-RA Shoes

Every few months, we receive phone calls from various advocacy organizations who are looking for donations of household goods, such as clothing, books, or small appliances, to sell to raise funds for... READ MORE
Saying Goodbye to Pre-RA Shoes

RA - More Than Just Joint Pain

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is defined as an auto-immune condition where the immune system attacks the body’s healthy tissue. Thus, RA symptoms go well beyond painful and stiff joints. But there are a... READ MORE

I Am Disabled, Hear Me Roar

“Are you disabled?”  Have you been asked this question on forms, applications, or in person?  If so, how do you answer? Whenever I’ve been asked this question, it’s always thrown me for... READ MORE
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RA's Secret Symptom

RA's Secret Symptom

Rheumatoid disease (arthritis) has a secret symptom. It’s one that’s never mentioned by doctors or in medical texts in books or on the Internet, but it ought to be. In fact, I... READ MORE

RA: Always Another Surprise

I’ve been jousting with my old rheuma-dragon for decades, now. You’d think he couldn’t surprise me anymore. But he has, many times, and that crafty, snaggle-toothed old wyrm recently did it again.... READ MORE
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Flare-triggers

Recently Mom asked me to pull her electric toothbrush apart so she could replace the batteries. Normally she does this herself, but she broke her right wrist in late June. The task... READ MORE
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