Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid arthritis support’

  • Stand Together

    In fighting rheumatoid disease, we need to stand together for support and advice to deal with increasing disability and pain, and the lack of RD awareness.

  • 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 […]

  • Pass the Pickles – and the Croutons

    Did 2011 seem about four months long? If it were an all-you-can-eat salad bar, I’d want a refund. It went by so fast I think I only got to the pickles. This month I’ve been more sleepy and fatigued than usual. It might be recovery from traveling the last few months. Or it could be […]

  • Can We Find Similarities with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Very often with Rheumatoid Arthritis, we emphasize our differences. It helps the newly diagnosed to get over the shock of living with a new symptom every day. It helps explain a fickle disease that is quite unreasonable and undemocratic in its attacks. But what about our similarities? Common threads and similarities in Rheumatoid Arthritis As […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Patient Foundation for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Almost every day I talk with RA patients via email, telephone, blog comments, or Twitter and Facebook. Almost every day, another RA patient tells me that their doctor, nurse, spouse, or employer does not understand or believe them about some aspect of their RA. Almost every day, I am frustrated because I can’t do more […]

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