Posts Tagged ‘Doing Projects with RA’

  • Why I Hate “Are You Ready for Christmas?”

    Well, I don’t really hate it, but “Why I’m uncomfortable with the question ‘Are you ready for Christmas?’” is too long for a blog title. The Twelve Days of Christmas begin on Christmas. Sometimes people say Jewish families are lucky to celebrate Hanukkah over eight days. Isn’t that better than a month of rushing around […]

  • Non-medical Ways to Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain – at Least a Little Bit

    What makes you feel better? What things bring you some comfort? What are your favorite gadgets that make life easier? Good idea: Have your loved ones check back here for Christmas gift ideas! Newly diagnosed people ask about our favorite things that help us. Not whiskers on kittens! A thick rubber cover on the steering […]

  • Game On! 2 of You Will Win 6 Trudeau Stressless Kitchen Tools

    RA Warrior has never done product reviews, but I said yes to this easy contest because I get to give away sets of six kitchen tools to 2 of my wonderful readers. So, play our game to see if you can win! You can always give the tools away if you don’t need them. The […]

  • Update from Chicago!

    It’s our last day in Chicago!  Katie Beth and I are going to be tourists for a half-day and then pack for an early flight. All day tomorrow we’ll be in transit. Here’s a quick update until I’m able to write more. The last couple of months have been spent in almost constant preparation for […]

  • Behind the Scenes Video: Patient at a Social Media Conference

    Telling it like it is. On camera. It’s uncomfortable. It’s very hard to talk about harsh pain. Why does pain seem so embarrassing? I even gave birth in quiet agony a few times because of that. 3 aspects of RA that are difficult to discuss It’s hard to talk about pain, so most of us […]

  • By the Way, I Have RA

    I have written about the difficulty of disclosing about RA, especially at events like a Mayo Clinic Center Social Media conference. But we haven’t talked much about the other side: When we explain about RA, do people understand? Not so much. In a recent example, I went through three rounds of explanations about why I […]

  • The Goal with RA Is Not Perfection: Don’t Give Up the Things You Love!

    As I’ve said, I get wonderful notes every day. It’s definitely one of my favorite parts of this blog. Recently, I shared with you some comments that were especially encouraging for all of us. Today, I’d like to share an email. Carolyn wrote to share how she has adapted to be able to continue her […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Birth of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior Blog

    Today Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior celebrates its 6 month birthday. The work of RA Warrior has brought me more surprises and blessings than I can explain in a single blog post. The fatigue, hand pain, and weakness of RA have made writing a blog unique challenge. And yet those symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis in my own […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Disability Makes Things Difficult

    Rheumatoid Arthritis makes certain things difficult. From what I can tell, the classic list is opening doorknobs, jars, or buttons.  I have found many more things to be difficult than that, so I thought I’d modernize the list a bit. Got any more ideas? Rheumatoid Arthritis disability makes things hard. No one thinks about…     […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Blog goes dot com

    It’s time for one of those blogs I avoid – for a short chat about the blog itself. I won’t weary you with details! Just need to let you know where we stand.
    After more than 20 hours of wrangling, we have the old blogger links pointing here to our new home on (No, a standard redirect would not work.) So here we all are on the same page, so to speak.
    It’s bittersweet to leave blogger behind. That’s where I met most of you…

    Some of the bells and whistles to make this site run have been installed now. But we have a few more to finish. That has been my work almost full

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