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Dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Housework

My house is dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis too My house has become a casualty of RA. Dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis has made it harder every year. The list to-do list gets longer as the list of what I can do gets shorter. I can’t wash dishes – they’re too heavy for my fingers. I can’t scrub the...Continue reading      60 Comments » Read more

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 us will...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

6 Ways to Do Big Tasks with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Scheming to do big tasks with rheumatoid arthritis (UPDATED 2016) Remember the old movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”? Sometimes I think I am living in it! Everything in my world is too large for me now. Cups of coffee are too heavy to lift; dishes are too heavy to wash; pulling on a gas pump feels...Continue reading      27 Comments » Read more

The Shifting Sand of Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis  is constantly shifting sand The other day, I took my kids to the beach. Well, they kinda take me now, really. I just drive. It’s always good for a perspective boost. Look out at that horizon and realize that your problems are small – and that the world is a beautiful gift to...Continue reading      25 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis can make you patient

Hating Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis is this mean and evil disease. But you can't hate it because hate only tears up the hater. Hate never hurts the target, so I learned a long time ago that forgiveness is the healthiest way to live. However, forgiving RA doesn't make it go away... There is no cure for Rheumatoid...Continue reading      10 Comments » Read more
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