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Back to school: Rheumatoid Arthritis education

There are so many things that Rheumatoid Arthritis teaches us. We wish the whole world could be educated the way that we have been. That is why many of us write blogs about Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Imagine others could receive that same education directly. Imagine you could loan out your RA the way you loan out your lawn mower to the neighbor. Nothing as cruel as a permanent trade. Just a loan.

Who needs a Rheumatoid Arthritis education?

Whom do you think could benefit the most from your generosity? To whom would you most like to give your Rheumatoid Arthritis for one day? Who needs it the most?

It doesn’t take me very long to think of someone. However, choosing only one person would make it harder. That is my proposition though. You only get to pick one person.

At first this might sound perverse. Quite to the contrary. This is not malicious at all.

Everyone learns best by experience. And there is even a biblical principal at work here. 2 Corinthians 1:4 says that it is God “who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” It is while you are suffering that you receive comfort and that is the way that you are able to help others.

If you had not ever suffered, you would be of no use to others. You would not be able to grasp their anguish. We all need to learn the lessons that pain teaches.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: an education in a moment

Enough suspense. So who would I pick?

You probably guessed it! If I could loan out Rheumatoid Arthritis for one day, I would to bestow this honor upon all physicians everywhere. However, if I were forced to choose one person only, it would be whichever doctor who is the current top doc at the ACR (American College of Rheumatology) since that would do the most good.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 at 7:34 am and is filed under Can we laugh now?. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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