Archive for 2010

  • RA Warrior Year in Review 2010

    Where did 2010 go? I’m not sure. But apparently I spent a lot of it with y’all! I spent the last week looking at the road we traveled over the last year on the blog. I researched to find the most popular posts for reading or discussion and tried to remember what I was thinking […]

  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Dancing Santa

    Dancing Santa sings “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” I know that it is and I hope this makes you smile. There is a special year-in-review post on its way, but here is a little Christmas card from me. The other day in the bakery outlet, I had to capture the moment with my […]

  • Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse: Was the Moon Really Red?

    What would a lunar eclipse on the solstice be without my beloved camera? I pulled my thickest Redskins blanket over my head and went to sleep on the sofa with all of the lights on. The lunar eclipse on the winter solstice was a once in a lifetime event I would surely not miss. When […]

  • Should Chronic Pain Patients Be Treated in the ER?

    What happens when a chronic pain patient goes to the ER? In the video below, A Chronic Pain Patient in the ER, a chronic pain patient is presented as either untruthful or mentally unstable. I’m not even sure which. However, the point of the video and many of the comments is that chronic pain patients […]

  • How Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Affects Women’s Lives

    There were some wonderful surprises at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Session last month aka the ACR meeting. One of them was a poster presented by Dr. Vibeke Strand of Stanford. It’s not the topic that is wonderful, but the fact that rheumatologists are studying it. The study was called “The Impact of Rheumatoid […]

  • Jackie Evancho, O Holy Night Video & Voices of Angels

    The mysterious Jackie Evancho Last night, we watched Jackie Evancho singing O Holy Night on The Tonight Show. I kept thinking, “This doesn’t make sense.” Over the years, people have examined whether her singing is a hoax – it’s easy to see and hear why. Her mouth seems to barely move as she is a […]

  • My RA Fit Kit – Rheumatoid Arthritis Exercise, Part 4

    Several people have asked me about the My RA Fit Kit program by UCB (Cimzia). I’ve read lots of comments from RA patients. One patient didn’t just comment. She created her own RA fit kit on video (below).   Some history on the My RA Fit Kit commercial The first commercial was scrapped after a short […]

  • The Beginning of an RA Clinical Trial Journey

    An RA clinical trial coordinator tests my talents I’ve always had some special talents. Like …making things look easy …making strangers smile …keeping secrets. More superpowers? Sometimes, I can make everyone mad at once…with a clear conscience …and everyone’s best interest at heart. It’s not easy, but I manage. My most special skill? Just look […]

  • Evidence and Truth: WTF (Where’s the Fact?)

    Inconsistency bothers me. When I’m interviewed, I answer that I wanted to build this website because there is so much “wrong” information about Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Too many common generalizations are actually incorrect. Truth about RA can be hard to find. Maybe this is an explanation in part. I read something amazing today on The Scientist: […]

  • What’s Your Advice for Shoes for Rheumatoid Arthritis Feet?

    Shoes for feet that are old overnight thanks to Rheumatoid Arthritis? For years, my feet were a big part of my Palindromic Rheumatism or (palindromic Rheumatoid Arthritis). I’d wake up some mornings and it would feel like I’d walked on those feet all day. It was always like I was finishing a marathon that had […]

  • You’re Not Lost and Michael Bublé Video

    “You are not alone.” I don’t think I can put into words what I want to say. Fortunately, this song Lost sung by Michael Bublé already did. God is good and things come at the right time, like this song that I listened to all weekend. And like the way “the light comes pouring through […]

  • All I Want for Christmas Is My CRP

    I thought I’d finally gotten out of Rheumatoid Arthritis / CRP purgatory, but I was wrong. I got an early Christmas present after I got back from the ACR meeting, I got a certified letter from my rheum doc. It said I couldn’t have any more Actemra infusions because my insurance company would not pay […]