More Rheum Adventures on the Road

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Happy Saturday, y’all!

red alpacaYesterday, I drove back from my mom’s ranch up on the Florida Panhandle. It was my first road trip since RA with me as the sole driver. My survival tools were cruise control, healthy snacks, music, and lots of rest stops. For the first half, we stopped for 10-15 minutes after every hour of driving. That really helped.

The second half was not as smooth. It was supposed to be a 7 hour trip, but severe weather and a few bad accidents turned it into 10.5 hours. Then we almost ran out of gas on the Turnpike, but a Road Ranger rescued us. Murphy was stalking us, but Roo and I are very patient so all is well.

My hands and elbows hurt, but I want to type for a couple minutes since there’s so much going on to share with you!

First, I hope you’re enjoying the genetics and RA series by Professor Bob West! We’ll have the 3rd installment on Monday. We are glad to have guest posts and have an opportunity for someone to share their expertise or viewpoint with us. Genetics will be an important part of understanding what RA is and how it works.

Rheumatoid Patient Foundation

We are making progress with the RPF website. Folks have been asking how to help, so here’s an opportunity. We want the images on the RPF site to show real people. If you have any picture (painting, graphic art, or photograph) that you’d like us to consider using, please email it to RPF (names will not be mentioned unless you request the image be titled).

Another way you can help right away is to fill out the first RPF survey. It’s anonymous and only takes about 10 minutes. If you’ve already done the survey, you could pass the link on to others.

T-shirt store coupon

This coupon came in the email while I was at my mom’s. It’s still good through Monday so if you’ve been thinking about getting some RA Warrior t-shirts or cups, this is a good time.

Coupon Code: FantasticNewColors
Discount: 30% off the base price subtotal, no minimums!
Disclaimer: Please enter coupon code FantasticNewColors before completing checkout. Discount is applied to the base price and does not include shipping, taxes, or additional charges. This offer may not be combined with other offers. Orders under this promotion may be delayed beyond normal estimates. Coupons valid from 7/20/2011 to 7/25/2011 11:59 pm Mountain Time.

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