Twelve Days of Christmas with Rheumatoid Disease

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Twelve Days of Christmas & 12 annoying gifts from Rheumatoid disease

Rapping Paper Christmas wrapping paperI had to take pictures when I found this wrapping paper in a store to show my son Tiger who loves rap music. The words printed on the “Rapping Paper” are from Rapper’s Delight by Sugarhill Gang, the first hip-hop single to become a Top 40 hit. The favorite album at our house at Christmas-time is Christmas in Diverse City by tobyMac, the greatest rapper of Christian lyrics and one of the most popular artists today.

While Rapper’s Delight was the first rapping hit, there have always been chanting and story-telling songs. The Twelve Days of Christmas is one that has endured centuries of changes and speculation. I hope this version about Rheumatoid disease brings you a smile.

Rheumatoid disease is a more accurate way to refer to the disease often called Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA. Rheumatoid disease leads to inflamed joints and many secondary conditions such as arthritis (osteoarthritis), osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, vasculitis, Sjögren’s syndrome, and more, as well as symptoms related to persistent systemic inflammation.

The Twelve Days of Christmas with Rheumatoid Disease (RD)

On the first day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
No cartilage in two bad knees.

On the second day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the third day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Four heating pads,
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Five side effects,
Four heating pads,
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Six treatments failing,
Five side effects,
Four heating pads,
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Seven docs befuddled,
Six treatments failing,
Five side effects,
Four heating pads,
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Eight tendons cramping,
Seven docs befuddled,
Six treatments failing,
Five side effects,
Four heating pads,
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Nine bills for paying,
Eight tendons cramping,
Seven docs befuddled,
Six treatments failing,
Five side effects,
Four heating pads,
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Ten joints a-clicking,
Nine bills for paying,
Eight tendons cramping,
Seven docs befuddled,
Six treatments failing,
Five side effects,
Four heating pads,
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Eleven pills to swallow,
Ten joints a-clicking,
Nine bills for paying,
Eight tendons cramping,
Seven docs befuddled,
Six treatments failing,
Five side effects,
Four heating pads,
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my RD gave to me
Twelve warriors helping,
Eleven pills to swallow,
Ten joints a-clicking,
Nine bills for paying,
Eight tendons cramping,
Seven docs befuddled,
Six treatments failing,
Five side effects,
Four heating pads,
Three fake cures,
Two curling toes,
And no cartilage in two bad knees!

Note: There are some added entries to the Merry Blog Carnival full of great gift ideas for those who manage a painful rheumatic condition like Rheumatoid disease. Be sure to check it out here: Ideas for Relieving Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

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