Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid arthritis disability’

  • 7 Rheumatoid Arthritis Bathroom Complications

    List of 7 common rheumatoid arthritis bathroom problems with suggestions for helpful gadget or other ways people living with rheumatoid disease can manage.

  • 3 Things That Control How Much #Rheum Can Steal from You

    Ever feel like Rheumatoid Disease is eating away at your life? Stealing abilities – even responsibilities – you enjoyed? How much wood would a woodchuck chuck? Roo’s been asking this tongue twister / riddle lately: ”How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” He enjoys saying it faster and faster. […]

  • Groceries, Guilt, and Feeling Old from Rheumatoid Disease

    At our family get-togethers, people tell jokes about how we’ll always be “Young.” I stopped telling those jokes a few years ago. And I think I just figured out why. Rheumatoid disease makes me feel old. It’s not the wrinkled brow from unspoken pain. Or the pale spotty skin in place of my former perpetual […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mission Impossible: Crowd Management with RA

    Whether you take mass transit, work at a crowded office, or attend conferences like I have recently, managing in a crowd with RA is challenge. This may be one more mission impossible, should we choose to accept it… It’s hard to explain RA to anyone who hasn’t lived it. Have you ever had a sprained ankle […]

  • I Want My Life Back

    RA can hurt so bad that even tough guys cry. Lately, I’ve cried for a different reason. I want my life back so much. I want to run on the beach, but I stumble running to the bathroom. I want to hold a tennis racquet, but most days can’t hold a TV remote properly. Want […]

  • The Now-I-Understand Abbott Suit for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    What’s the one thing I’ve said more than anything else over the last five years? “No one understands.” I sigh it quietly. I mutter it under my breath. I exclaim it loudly in frustration. I struggle to say it through tears. But I don’t think I’ve ever blogged it. Who doesn’t understand? The professional people […]

  • Encouragement: with a Little Help from My Friends

    Don’t you want me to help you with that? No. I want to be able to do it myself. I can do that for you. I know you can, I wish I could. Is there anything I can do? No, I want to feel like I can do something. Do you have any problem asking […]

  • Easier Said Than Done: Simple Things That Seem Impossible

    Does anyone ever make a suggestion that they think sounds so easy? The idea is simple, but the reality is more complicated. Sometimes even I imagine it will be easy, until it’s time to do it. Things people suggest for me to do that I find difficult. My brutally honest list. Call your insurance company. […]

  • Adding RA to the SSD Compassion Allowances List?

    Hearings receive testimony on RA & other autoimmune diseases Hearings were held yesterday, March 16th, about adding some autoimmune diseases to a list of conditions deemed disabling enough to be given specific consideration and hopefully quicker Social Security Disability approval. The list, called the Compassionate Allowances List currently includes 88 conditions. This week’s hearing was […]

  • Sleep Quality Affects Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    The relationship between Rheumatoid Arthritis, sleep, and disability A small study in 2009 confirmed “Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) negatively affect women’s sleep.” It’s no surprise that Rheumatoid Arthritis impacts the sleep of many patients.  Most patients could tell you why: pain, medication side effects, and emotional frustration or depression about chronic illness, chronic pain, […]

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