Laughter as a Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Laughter as an RA treatment

:-)  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 my attempts to laugh at chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis. Disease is a serious matter, I know. But you can learn to laugh in almost any situation, even if you have to cry first. This post is about how my son learned that it’s okay to laugh at RA.

:-) Another time, my son lost a tooth and we imagined that the RA fairy comes like the tooth fairy in the middle of the night. It’s a silly way to look at a serious truth about Rheumatoid Arthritis. Pain and disability can bring so many changes that eventually bring a discussion about how much the disease defines you.

:-) One day, I let myself do one of those online quizzes about Rheumatoid Arthritis. The goal was to help me see whether my RA is “under control.” I failed the quiz miserably, but it was good for a laugh.

:-) One of my mom’s alpacas plays the part of a push-me-pull-you in a Dr. Dolittle story that’s a little different. We wonder why some doctors seem to “do very little” for RA.

I hope at least one of these will bring you a laugh. Rereading them this morning made me smile. I need as much help as I can get, so bring on the endorphins, the most natural treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis pain.

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This entry was posted on Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 9:22 am and is filed under Can we laugh now?. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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