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 […]

  • Good News for Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

    I’ve been promising a good news list! Over the last couple of weeks, there has been good news for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior community. I hope you’ll celebrate this good news with me. Any increase in the understanding of RA is good news for all of us. Likewise, any boost to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • History of Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior Blog

    Today marks one year in the history of Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior What was the most wonderful thing about writing the RAW blog this year? The people I have met. My life will never be the same. I know I have received more than I could ever give back. I meant it when I wrote that […]

  • 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 […]

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