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Anxiety and Depression with Chronic Illness, part 2

Anxiety or depression with chronic illness is not unusual Many individuals who suffer from a chronic health condition experience some symptoms of anxiety or depression.  There are several different types of both anxiety and depression. Yesterday, we discussed symptoms of some common forms. Please read part 1 if you are trying to identify symptoms of anxiety...Continue reading      4 Comments » Read more

Anxiety and Depression with Chronic Illness

I’m excited about this guest post to introduce an important discussion. Various types of anxiety and depression are more common in those who live with chronic illness & chronic pain. I hope this post will help us to think about when symptoms are serious enough to need help. Hello brave RA Warriors!  My name is Karaleigh....Continue reading      20 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Anger

Rheumatoid Arthritis Anger: Cause or effect? Chicken or the egg? I wasn’t there of course, but I’ve always favored the chicken. I love chicken, especially fried chicken… Does RA cause anger? It can be managed politely, but there are times I’m definitely angry. At any one moment, I have more pain than many people I know have...Continue reading      65 Comments » Read more

Thinking about Love Bug Season & People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

The love bugs are swarming now in Central Florida I’ll never forget my first moments in Florida. I remember it plainly. It was the shock and awe season – otherwise known as love bug season. I had gotten on the plane with my new baby in Albuquerque in the snow. It was about the first of May....Continue reading      17 Comments » Read more

Stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis Heartache

Warning: This post is for the faint of heart. Tired of the stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis grieving Yeah, I’m probably not supposed to say these things. Whatever… Some of these RA changes are wearing thin. I never wanted to be branded by anything negative. I’m getting tired of feeling like I’ve lost credibility because of the chronic illness...Continue reading      207 Comments » Read more

Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis, Perspective, & the Church

Swell opportunities with chronic RA It was a weekend of dramatic contrasts. There was good, bad, and ugly. There was failure, success, and “I suppose one day we’ll see a reason for that!” However, thanks to Rheumatoid Arthritis, I’m accustomed to rolling with the punches and saying, “Whatever.” I try not to stop at “whatever.” I know...Continue reading      54 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

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