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Early RA Diagnosis: Renovate the #rheum

Victory: early RA diagnosis for a friend This past week I was actually excited about my friend Paige’s early RA diagnosis. Let me say that a better way—I was excited that her rheumatoid disease was recognized so she could start being treated. After listening carefully to Paige and looking at pictures of her swollen fingers, I knew she had RA /...Continue reading      7 Comments » Read more

RA Public Service Announcement Video

Announcing a new RA public service announcement Please watch my second-ever RA public service announcement, below! My mom always said to “make it short and sweet”—well this is short and serious. But hopefully you’ll feel the passion of my heart: 1) For people to recognize rheumatoid disease is more than arthritis—it’s a serious disease. 2) For people to recognize early testing...Continue reading      2 Comments » Read more

Testing the imaware™ RA Test Kit

Why I did an RA test kit—when I already know I have RA / RD In the video below, you’ll see me use the imaware™ RA test kit live. This video is my sincere, unrehearsed attempt to show how to use the test kit. I thought it would be easier for people if they felt intimidated about pricking their own...Continue reading      Make a Comment » Read more

Possible Rheumatoid Arthritis

Our family’s testing for possible rheumatoid arthritis This article is part 2 to RA Runs in Families. My daughters and my friend’s family members were being tested for possible rheumatoid arthritis. The imaware™ at-home RA test checks for three antibodies that occur with RA / RD and asks other questions related to RA diagnosis. When the RA test reports are ready,...Continue reading      2 Comments » Read more

RA Runs in Families

RA runs in families: Part 1 I’ve always heard RA runs in families I have always said that the people you meet when living with this disease—or because you do—are the greatest side effect. That’s one of the things I would not change even though I hate rheumatoid disease. Some of my best friends connected with me first through RAW...Continue reading      21 Comments » Read more

RA Surgery — 10 Questions Answered

This week I had my second RA surgery, after 13 years of living with severe, unrelenting rheumatoid disease that does not respond to medications other than steroids. I definitely asked my surgeon lots of questions. But, this second time, I knew even better what to expect by what I had learned last time. I hope these Q and A...Continue reading      16 Comments » Read more
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