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Poem by Friend of Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

Counting the Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects My Life…

life with RA poem

I am so glad to bring you this treat, a poem written by Rissa. She has Palindromic Rheumatism, a form of RA, which you will read more about here on Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior.

I love the way she gives so many details of life with Rheumatoid Arthritis in so few words. She certainly gives a window where those who don’t have RA can peek into a life with Rheumatoid Arthritis:

The terrorizing pain; the unexpected disability; the frustration with numerous medical tests; the ridiculous lack of understanding, even from doctors…

Thank you to Rissa! You give us a lighthearted view of such a heavy-hearted topic. You lift us up today.

Recommended reading:

Kelly O'Neill

Kelly O'Neill (formerly Kelly Young) has worked about 12 years as an advocate helping patients to be better informed and have a greater voice in their healthcare. She is the author of the best-selling book Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked: 10 Dangers of Rheumatoid Disease. Kelly received national acknowledgement with the 2011 WebMD Health Hero award. She is the president of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Through her writing and speaking, she builds a more accurate awareness of rheumatoid disease (RD) aka rheumatoid arthritis (RA) geared toward the public and medical community; creates ways to empower patients to advocate for improved diagnosis and treatment; and brings recognition and visibility to the RA patient journey. In addition to RA Warrior, she writes periodically for newsletters, magazines, and websites. There are over 60,000 connections of her highly interactive Facebook page. You can also connect with Kelly on Twitter or YouTube, or LinkedIn. She created the hashtag: #rheum. Kelly is a mother of five, longtime home-schooler, NASA enthusiast, and NFL fan. She has lived over fourteen years with unrelenting RD. See also https:/rawarrior.com/kelly-young-press/

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2 thoughts on “Poem by Friend of Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

  • June 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I didn't know there were so many different type of RA.

  • June 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    You're welcome.
    Wish there were not…


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