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Navigating Life with RA

Does RA Affect ‘Simple Tasks’ For You?

September 2016 has been the first Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, started by the American College of Rheumatology. The goal has been to raise awareness and increase public knowledge about RA, Gout, Lupus,... READ MORE
Does RA Affect ‘Simple Tasks’ For You?

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
Flare-triggers

Accepting the Unacceptable

“Acceptance” has become an almost dirty word, but it shouldn’t be. Some people have told me that if I “accept” my rheumatoid disease, I’m giving in to it. I’m giving up, not... READ MORE

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
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RA: Always Another Surprise

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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RA Loo Maneuvers

RA Loo Maneuvers

OK, this is something we’ve really got to talk about. Yes, it’s a bit awkward; it’s the kind of thing we usually don’t discuss in polite company. But if you’ve got rheumatoid... READ MORE

Rheumatoid Arthritis: It’s Your Job

“I know you want to get back to work, but your full-time job right now is to get healthier,” I’ve said countless times as an occupational therapist working with people in rehabilitation... READ MORE
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