Archive for 2009

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet, Part 2: Ten Easy Tips

    What would a diet for RA look like? Is there a diet healthy for Rheumatoid Arthritis? Diet seems to be one way we can impact our health for the good. If you read the last blog post with the crazy medicine cabinet, you know that there is not a Rheumatoid Arthritis diet cure.  However, we […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet: 3 Key Questions

    There are dozens of books & hundreds of websites for RA diet cures, so one of them must be true… One of the most bewildering topics in the ocean of RA information is nutrition. There are so many selling their cure for RA that the water is muddied between myth and fact. Search online for […]

  • The Problem with Rheumatoid Arthritis Information: Why is RA so hard to study and cure?

    I guess YouTube is not the best place for RA information There sure are a lot of YouTube videos with RA cures. I watched several this weekend, getting distracted while doing research. Several thoughts competed in my mind: “No wonder  _________ (fill in the blank with whoever’s name) thinks I’m crazy for taking RA medicines […]

  • Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis on Christmas Eve

    Everywhere I turn someone asks me, “Are you ready for Christmas?” I don’t even have the energy to laugh. Nothing is “finished” in the way that it once would have been. No, I’m not ready in those ways. On the other hand, I hope I am always ready in another way… Of course none of […]

  • Is there a cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Touchy subject: a cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis It seems like the there are thousands of the websites about Rheumatoid Arthritis which tout one cure or other. One of them must be real, right? I wish. The other day someone became particularly angry with me after I typed this: There is no cure yet for RA. […]

  • Losses of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Photos & Other Things

    A Story of a Christmas Present and Birthdays Past A few years ago, I got a new digital camera for Christmas. It was too heavy for me to hold. Even with the neck strap, I couldn’t use it. Eventually, after more time on the RA medicine, I was able to hold the camera for short […]

  • 20 Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Mirror

    Physical appearance - maybe less “significant” signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis, but…  …it still matters. Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis leads to big changes in our lives. But there are also some other changes to the person in the mirror. I hope not many of these signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis are a concern for you, but here is a […]

  • Laughter as a Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    :-)  Laughter may not be a Rheumatoid Arthritis cure, but it seems like humor can help us as much as vitamins do thanks to endorphins.  Laugh yourself silly with this true story about a church, a fish, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. We had so much fun making this picture. My son really had no appreciation of […]

  • What Is it Like to Have Rheumatoid Arthritis? Part 2: Why Don’t They Tell You?

    The Usage Principle makes living with Rheumatoid Arthritis hard In the Part 1: The Usage Principle, we discussed a phenomenon which is a daily issue for many people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Perhaps you noticed that blog post was unusual in that it did not have footnotes or links to studies which discussed the subject. […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicine and Christmas Cookies

    Holiday Plan of a hysterical woman: Wednesday: Get Orencia IV. Experience immediate miracle. Thursday: Go Christmas shopping all day. Friday: Decorate the house & put up the Christmas tree. Stay up all night to make lots of homemade gifts. Saturday: Mail the gifts. Write Christmas cards. Make cookie dough. Sunday: Bake cookies & decorate. Deliver […]

  • 3 Reasons to Begin Using Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicines to Fight the Disease

    Rheumatoid Arthritis medicines called “big guns” Often, people ask how they’ll know when are ready for the big guns. My answer: When RA fires its weapons on you! It’s time for powerful Rheumatoid Arthritis medicines as soon as you know that you have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis has first strike weapons that can be […]

  • Where Do You Find Rheumatoid Arthritis Information?

    Video: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Support and Information” Accurate and up to date Rheumatoid Arthritis information that is easy to understand is an essential part of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’ve often said that it seems like this disease should come with a degree. We have to learn so much information for Rheumatoid Arthritis management that we should get […]