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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis on Christmas Eve

Everywhere I turn someone asks me, “Are you ready for Christmas?” I don’t even have the energy to laugh. Nothing is “finished” in the way that it once would have been. No, I’m not ready in those ways. On the other hand, I hope I am always ready in another way… Of course none of us will...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

Losses of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Photos & Other Things

A Story of a Christmas Present and Birthdays Past A few years ago, I got a new digital camera for Christmas. It was too heavy for me to hold. Even with the neck strap, I couldn’t use it. Eventually, after more time on the RA medicine, I was able to hold the camera for short periods. So...Continue reading      6 Comments » Read more

The Birth of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior Blog

Today Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior celebrates its 6 month birthday. The work of RA Warrior has brought me more surprises and blessings than I can explain in a single blog post. The fatigue, hand pain, and weakness of RA have made writing a blog unique challenge. And yet those symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis in my own...Continue reading      15 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Disability Makes Things Difficult

Rheumatoid Arthritis makes certain things difficult. From what I can tell, the classic list is opening doorknobs, jars, or buttons.  I have found many more things to be difficult than that, so I thought I’d modernize the list a bit. Got any more ideas? Rheumatoid Arthritis disability makes things hard. No one thinks about...             Peeling a...Continue reading      134 Comments » Read more

6 Ways to Do Big Tasks with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Scheming to do big tasks with rheumatoid arthritis (UPDATED 2016) Remember the old movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”? Sometimes I think I am living in it! Everything in my world is too large for me now. Cups of coffee are too heavy to lift; dishes are too heavy to wash; pulling on a gas pump feels...Continue reading      27 Comments » Read more

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