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The Rheumatoid Arthritis Curriculum

Back to school: Rheumatoid Arthritis education There are so many things that Rheumatoid Arthritis teaches us. We wish the whole world could be educated the way that we have been. That is why many of us write blogs about Rheumatoid Arthritis. Imagine others could receive that same education directly. Imagine you could loan out your RA the way...Continue reading      29 Comments » Read more

Some Answers for Rheumatoid Arthritis Just Bring More Questions

If stress weakens my immune system, why doesn’t that cure me? And other weird questions about RA no one will answer… Many people advise me to avoid stress since it can weaken the immune system. I’m sorry, but there’s just something funny about that. I’ve been sort of afraid to ask, but don’t I WANT my immune system...Continue reading      29 Comments » Read more

The Me Before Rheumatoid Arthritis

Let me introduce you to the me you can never meet: The Me Before Rheumatoid Arthritis If you have RA, you spend lots of time adjusting to change. For me, the biggest adjustment has been to the disability. First, there is frustration that I cannot do what I still want to do. But the “old me” is still...Continue reading      74 Comments » Read more

Empathy for Rheumatoid Arthritis Support

  Empathy for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Zero to 60 in 15 Seconds Wouldn't it be great if someone could understand how we're doing and have empathy for rheumatoid arthritis? Imagine describing how RA makes you feel in 15 seconds flat. We lament the fact that there is a wide world out there that just “doesn’t get it.” My own world is the...Continue reading      3 Comments » Read more

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