Posts Tagged ‘Encouragement for living with RA’

  • Happy Thanksgiving! Not Margaritaville, But Still Sunny

    I’m thankful for you! I’m always grateful for this community and the difference you’ve made in the lives of so many people searching for support or who just need to know they’re not alone. Many of us have met in person, exchanged hugs and tears, and felt the bond that comes with living with Rheumatoid […]

  • You’re Cordially Invited to Make SWEET MEMORIES with Other Warriors & Friends! [video]

    Our friends at Arthritis Introspective (AI) do so much practical work to help people living with diseases like RA (and adult JRA) to connect for in-person support. Many of the groups listed on our own Local Rheumatoid Arthritis Support page are affiliated with AI, who assists local support groups in various ways. It has been […]

  • The Consequences of Not Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Sometimes people ask me whether taking treatment for RA matters. Over the last couple of years, I’ve answered dozens of emails with this question, posted on Facebook last week: “What are the consequences of not treating RA?” Why patients wonder about not treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Since I live with RA myself, I know the validity […]

  • Video Blog: Two Essentials with a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

    What do you say to someone diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis? If I could meet to every person diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I’d encourage them to Expect the best from treatments; Read all of their medical records; Keep up on research. I’d also wish for them that they find doctors who listen well! What else is […]

  • Your Comments Are a Special Blog in Themselves

    Growing up with mom’s RA Every day, y’all write comments, messages, and emails that make such a huge difference in this community. But they also have an effect on me. Tonight I found this gem: Hi all! I don’t have RA, but my mother was diagnosed after she got pregnant with my brother 15 years […]

  • Perseverance in Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis

    What keeps you fighting? I tried to quit… At one point, I thought I would be fired as a professional patient. No such luck. I’ve also tried to quit Rheumatoid Arthritis. Maybe you remember my Eject Button. I tried to quit another chronic illness once. Maybe you read my ostrich jokes. I haven’t had a […]

  • About Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior: News Flare

    I thought News Flare was more appropriate than News Flash. Some important RA Warrior updates First, I’m happy to show you that yesterday, a news article by yours truly was published on HCP (Health Care Professionals) Live. The topic is one that will be close to our hearts. I wrote that unless there can be […]

  • Interview with a young woman living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 2

      Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis as a teen What is it like to have RA as a teenager? “Having RA and being a teenager is hard. It’s like ‘only older people get this’ and I have it! LOL. But I’m still the Crazy, God-loving, fun Girl even if I do I have this. It’s hard sometimes […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Support

    Another kind of Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy Before every meal, we say grace. Most families do that.  However, there’s a difference at my house. No matter which of my children is praying, they add my Rheumatoid Arthritis. They pray like this: “Lord, please heal Momma.” They never forget. It’s not like a duty. No one reminds […]

  • Being Blessed While Having Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Twitter, RA, and Coincidental Blessings Having Rheumatoid Arthritis can lead to depression. We’ve talked about RA and depression before. However, most people with Rheumatoid Arthritis work so hard to stay optimistic that they tend to be quite cheerful. Every day, I am encouraged by the bright and hopeful RA’ers I met. Sometimes, I don’t even […]

  • Columbus Day and World Arthritis Day: Is There a Connection?

    Happy World Arthritis Day, Columbus Five hundred seventeen years ago today, a dream came true. Christopher Columbus successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean, proving that it was possible to sail west from Europe and reach the strange continents of the Western Hemisphere.   The discovery of the New World was the fulfillment of his life-long dream. Although […]

  • Celebrities and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Two Miss Americas Last week, I was so excited when I ran across an article about Meredith Boyd, a former Miss USA contestant and Mrs. Georgia International. But it wasn’t her beauty and poise that fascinated me. It was her support of the Arthritis Foundation and her own Rheumatoid Arthritis… Some of you know that […]

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