Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid arthritis support’

  • 21 Gifts for People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Gifts for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) / rheumatoid disease (RD) including personal and practical gift guide, high end to homemade, bling to basic.

  • What a Wonderful World, and Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen

    Do these two song titles seem to conflict? The former was one of the first songs I ever put (and kept) on my phone. The latter I learned in second grade because my teacher thought every American must know Spirituals. (Hear Louis Armstrong sing below, and Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen on YouTube.) Guys, cover […]

  • Same, Same But Different

    Symptoms are like snowflakes: the same, but different. We see patterns in Rheumatoid disease and say, “See, I’m not alone.” Yet, we also see that no two people are exactly alike because of what I call the immune fingerprint. Explore both our similarities and our differences with eighteen newly added RA onset stories! Your stories […]

  • An Event Especially for Gathering Encouragement

    You’re not alone If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, “You’re not alone” with this disease. So many of us share experiences. And yet, we hear frequently about the loneliness that Rheumatoid disease creates. Community is a tremendous remedy and it’s what brings many warriors here time after time. Hearing “you’re […]

  • I’m Not All Better, Just Too Polite to Whine; Yet Victory Is Still Sweet

    Please don’t miss the news at the end of the post! I had to put A LOT on one page since it’s been a few days! My endocrinologist was so excited about my attending the ACR in November and winning the WebMD award in December and it’s really fun to share after being a patient […]

  • 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 […]

  • When Should People Living with Rheumatoid Disease Use a Wheelchair?

    Or give in to using a cane? Or pain medication? Or a handicapped tag? There was an interesting discussion about wheelchairs and canes on my Facebook post yesterday. At the same time, there were a few other discussions going on about pain medicines. There is such a wide range of needs. But there are some […]

  • Newsflare: Better Than a News Flash

    3 things I can’t wait to tell you! More RA stories Four new RA onset stories – click here. We now have at least 75 stories! And several more on the way! These are our stories in our own words. If you don’t have RA, they’ll provide you with a more accurate picture of what […]

  • Gathering Support for RA

    Last week, I saw more people with RA in one place than I’ve ever seen before. Can you imagine a gathering of almost a hundred people who know firsthand that the pain and fatigue of RA is real? The Gathering of Arthritis Introspective Every year, Arthritis Introspective (AI) hosts The Gathering for people with any […]

  • Joint Pain Relief: Some Fun Tactics & Dates to Save

    There are some special events you won’t want to miss coming up on the blog! Meanwhile, it has been a blockbuster week here and I hope you’ll look back and check out any posts you might have missed. Lots of info from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) meeting and a couple of new video […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Support: My Nicest Examples

    Rheumatoid Arthritis support: 3 sources This blog is about the nicest thing that someone has done for me since I became ill with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It’s not tough to decide, but it’s tough to talk about. First, there are some honorable mentions. 1) There’s that first good doctor who confirmed my diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. […]

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