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By AKNRA - January 17, 2017
I never knew I had RA until 2007, I had three people who passed away within a month. I woke up and could not see, it was black, so my father rushed... READ MORE

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By suzpikul - January 16, 2017
I have had my share of defeats and triumphs. 2 kidney transplants with dialysis before during and after. Going on 13 years this March with the 2nd one! So I already have... READ MORE

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By celia123 - January 12, 2017
I don’t take for granted small acts of kindness. I am often reminded that my car was literally on empty. My gas light was on. I was traveling late at night. Unfortunately... READ MORE

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By Terringtons - January 8, 2017
I was diagnosed with RA at the age of 23. My new baby was 10 months old & my husband was frequently away as he was in The Royal Navy. Luckily I... READ MORE

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By AlexLoui - January 7, 2017
“You have Rhumatoid Arthritis”…I was 17 working in a dog groomers when I first started noticing the pain and stiffness in all my body, I thought it was due to lifting dogs... READ MORE

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By malmooge - December 22, 2016
I’m 33 y.o. Female and my first year with RA is now “out of the way” The year flew by due to ongoing RA challenges, doctor’s appointments, life… and more doctor’s appointments.... READ MORE

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By prgrtp - December 8, 2016
I have extremely severe RA. I could write a book on all the things it has done to me…from gangrene in both legs to having my hands fold over and freeze. I... READ MORE

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By D. Kamman - December 1, 2016
I had always been an extremely physically active person. You name it I have done it for hard work, Iron work, mechanic (car and tractor trailer), have also done fire wood for... READ MORE

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By Dave - November 30, 2016
Most stories either have a happy ending, or a sad one. Our stories as RA patients (don’t ever call me a “victim”) are on-going and there is no end in sight. Mine... READ MORE

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By celia123 - November 23, 2016
It gives me great pleasure to think back on when I lived to dance. I loved to dance more than anything. As I was trying to get out of the bed the... READ MORE

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By lisaforman - November 15, 2016
Recently watched the film (you tube) by Dr. Tom O’Bryan regarding the negative way most traditional medicine doctors treat auto-immune disorders. There are over 80 million people with these disorders right now... READ MORE

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By celia123 - November 15, 2016
This is something that is not unfamiliar to me. Why? because I am fearful of injections and all those medical procedures that bring pain. I’ve managed to find a solution to my... READ MORE

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By Sarahparsons1119 - November 11, 2016
For years I’ve had the diagnosis of “connective tissue disease” which sounded to me like “IBS.” You know when you have symptoms that Doctor’s can’t seem to put a name on…. You... READ MORE

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By celia123 - November 11, 2016
I know anyone that has RA and it affects their lower back and spine can identify how painful it is. I am trying to discipline myself to stretch after an hours of... READ MORE

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By celia123 - November 11, 2016
It is definitely the time of year that we pull out the gloves, hat and coats. When I go into public places such as stores, post office, banks. I see more and... READ MORE

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By celia123 - October 27, 2016
I have RA and one of the things I don’t anticipate is the cold weather. The cold weather makes my joints very stiff. Although winter has not arrived. I am already experiencing... READ MORE

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