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In The Beginning

Super Bowl Sunday 2023. Right hand blew up so swollen it looked like a surgical glove filled with air.

A quick rheumatologist appointment

After PCP visits, lots of blood drawn and RA factors showing, my PCP hooked me up with a former colleague who was able to see me in two weeks! He’s a wonderful rheumatologist.

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Started leflunomide in April and when that wasn’t working, fought with the insurance company to get me on a biologic - Simponi Aria.

I’m 75 with severe emphysema, neuropathy, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis. I’m happy to say that on the Simponi, my RA is the least of my worries.

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