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My Birthday Cards to Make You Smile

By the time I go to sleep it will be my birthday. It is a strange occasion. Just about five years ago, my whole life changed when occasional RA flares became a full-blown disease. Like many of you: not very many people in my life knew what Rheumatoid Arthritis is. Most of them still don’t. I’ve tried...Continue reading      28 Comments » Read more

Health Blogging: Complications and Blessings

Health blogging as a patient is tough The last month has been hard. Who am I kidding? The last five years have been brutal. The RA is always the same: Just a little worse than yesterday. Like so many of you, I look for ways to make lemonade out of this bitter pain. That’s why I started...Continue reading      37 Comments » Read more

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
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