Rheumatoid Arthritis can make you patient

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Hating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is this mean and evil disease. But you can’t hate it because hate only tears up the hater. Hate never hurts the target, so I learned a long time ago that forgiveness is the healthiest way to live. However, forgiving RA doesn’t make it go away…

There is no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis—no way to make it go away. People with chronic diseases become more and more patient because they have to wait forever for a cure. I know a lady who is very patient. It is polio that made her so.

Patience to blog as an RA patient

I am learning patience. I am becoming more patient. And there are plenty of opportunities to exercise that patience muscle. For several months, my website has been progressing slowly… The RA keeps knocking me down; and I keep getting up.

Someday, it will be up and running. And let’s hope some day I will be also.

Edit November 7, 2009:

This was my very first blog post! The site is now up of course: YOU ARE HERE! Although this website is still under construction in some areas, the blog is quite busy. Please see the About pages for more information and subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss anything.

Edit May 13, 2018:

Since this first post on Blogger May 17, 2009, this site has experienced several re-models, updates, and expansions. When I typed RA can make you patient in 2009, I remember laughing out loud. It still makes me smile today as I’m updating the website once again. There are now more than 1,000 pages here. Explore the menus or the Tags Dropdown list of topics to find whatever RA topic you need. Be sure to get a copy of my new book Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked: 10 Dangers of Rheumatoid Disease(Added photo).

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Kelly Young

Kelly Young is an advocate providing ways for patients to be better informed and have a greater voice in their healthcare. She is the president of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Kelly received national acknowledgement with the 2011 WebMD Health Hero award. Through her writing, speaking, and use of social media, she is building a more accurate awareness of Rheumatoid disease aka Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) geared toward the public and medical community; creating ways to empower patients to advocate for improved diagnosis and treatment; and bringing recognition and visibility to the Rheumatoid patient journey. In 2009, Kelly created Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior, a comprehensive website about RA of about 950 pages and writes periodically for other newsletters and websites. Kelly served on the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Advisory Board. There are over 42,000 connections of her highly interactive Facebook Fan page. She created the hashtag: #rheum. Kelly is the mother of five, a home-schooler, Bible teacher, NASA enthusiast, and NFL fan. You can also connect with Kelly by on Twitter or YouTube, or LinkedIn. She has lived over nine years with unrelenting Rheumatoid disease. See also http://www.rawarrior.com/kelly-young-press/

10 thoughts on “Rheumatoid Arthritis can make you patient

  • April 5, 2011 at 9:01 am
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    This post is still as meaningful today as it was when you wrote it, and it’s really inspiring to see how you have developed as a blogger Kelly!!
    When exactly did you start blogging?
    Healthy hugs from Anna 🙂

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    • April 5, 2011 at 9:09 am
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      This will be 2 yrs old May 17th. I was researching & writing up some things for a few months, but I never wrote a blog before that. I just sat down and actually typed into the text template on Blogger that day because I couldn’t wait another minute. So funny I wrote about patience! LOL. And I didn’t even think of writing it in Word & pasting or saving it. Thanks so much for reading. I think you are the first comment on the blog now. ♥

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  • April 5, 2011 at 9:14 am
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    Kelly,

    I wish I had the time to read EVERYTHING you have posted here on your site, and ALL the blog entries – you truly have an amazing talent for getting down relevant info into a concise manner and tackling it with grace and finesse!!!

    Thank you for doing all this hard work – If I can stay awake the next few days and catch up – I’ll try to!!!

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart!!!!

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    • April 5, 2011 at 9:21 am
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      You are such a great resource & encouragement here, Marie! 🙂

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  • April 5, 2011 at 11:13 am
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    I’m back where I was yesterday – here. It made me think about how you feel 2 years on compared to when you first started this?
    In some ways I wonder if you feel the same at times – just with a whole heap more knowledge and understanding of RA and a ton more friends and support from your warriors.
    Knowledge is power, but it can seem to make that hill just that bit taller some days than others.
    No matter what I read on your blog, and I do every day if I write or not. Whether I’ve read it before or not – I always see something new and learn a smidgen more each time.
    I sense a certain quietness today Kelly
    Hugs
    Kathryn

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  • December 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm
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    omg Kelly – I wrote a reply above on 4/5/11 – and just “realized” now that you wrote your first blog post on 5/17!!! Well that is mine and my husband’s wedding anniversary – if anyone has learned patience in 31+ years, it is us! May your patience (and patients lol) live forever!!!

    <3 to you always!!!

    Marie

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  • October 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm
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    Hi, Kelly!

    I decided to go back to the beginning of the blog and read some of your posts from the early days. I’m so glad to have found you! You are exactly what the world of RA needs; someone who is intelligent, insightful, informed, and so committed to helping others live a better life. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 🙂

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  • January 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm
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    KELLY, THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING YOUR BLOG WITH US ALL, I FEEL LIKE THE PEOPLE ON HERE TRULY UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. IT’S SO AWESOME TO BE UNDERSTOOD AND NOT MADE FUN OF, OR THOUGHT TO BE LAZY OR CRAZY. JUST LAST NIGHT I WAS CRYING FROM THE SEVERE PAIN AFTER AN EVENING AT WORK, I PRAYED FOR 5 MINUTES OF PAIN FREE TIME. I FELT DUMP CRYING THIS WHILETRYING TO DRIVE HOME. THEN TODAY I SAW ON THIS BLOG THAT SOMEONE ELSE PRAYED FOR 10 MINUTES, AHHH UNDERSTANDING, A PERSON WITHOUT RA WOULDN’T GET IT.

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    • January 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm
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      Rebecca, I also feel blessed that you’re reading and I’m not alone. This post is very special because it is the first one I ever wrote – after months of wanting to start the blog & no knowing how & thinking it would be impossible. I just started writing this that day because I couldn’t hold it in any longer.

      Nope you’re not lazy or crazy & it doesn’t matter who thinks so – we know it’s real.

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  • April 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm
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    The pain just never goes away. Somedays are worst then others. But, by the Grace of God..Im still walking,still working and Im also able to do my garden. This makes me very happy….I try to keep positive and yes pray everyday to keep going. This website has helped me too knowing that people with the same thing I have understand. I feel truly feel very good about this.

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