Rheumatoid Arthritis Problems, Anyone?

Two kinds of rheumatoid arthritis problems There are two kinds of rheumatoid arthritis problems. There are the ones caused directly by the disease—like fatigue, pain, or weakness. And then there are the problems that are caused by those—like not being able to play tennis or break dance anymore—or being chronically late. (Anyone else dealing with RA...Continue reading      12 Comments » Read more

10 More Rheumatoid Arthritis Facts I Learned the Hard Way

Must-know rheumatoid disease / rheumatoid arthritis facts One of the most popular articles on RA Warrior discusses 10 Essential Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis No Doctor Ever Told Me. Those first 10 rheumatoid arthritis facts are still very important. However, this disease keeps teaching us over time, doesn’t it? No one who is not living with rheumatoid disease...Continue reading      39 Comments » Read more

New Rheumatoid Arthritis T-shirt Store

Rebuilding our rheumatoid disease / rheumatoid arthritis t-shirt store The doors are open – the new rawarrior.com t-shirt site is up with many new designs & products! The attitude is uniquely RA Warrior. It’s what I like to call “gentle advocacy” with positive designs that portray hope, gently confront ignorance, and increase awareness of RD / RA...Continue reading      6 Comments » Read more

3 Things That Control How Much #Rheum Can Steal from You

Ever feel like Rheumatoid Disease is eating away at your life? Stealing abilities – even responsibilities – you enjoyed? How much wood would a woodchuck chuck? Roo’s been asking this tongue twister / riddle lately: ”How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” He enjoys saying it faster and faster. Boy was...Continue reading      9 Comments » Read more

Five Keys to a Thankful Heart

Stirring a thankful heart There are always obstacles to thankfulness, and living with a painful chronic disease is certainly an obvious one. This week confronted once again things I’m no longer able to do for a holiday, I reflected on the what stirs a thankful heart and things much more important than color-coordinated napkins and a lovely...Continue reading      15 Comments » Read more

Wearing Caped Superman Socks! Accepting Limits & Still Trying Hard

Superman socks and the to-do list Am I the only one who tries her heart out and falls far short day to day? Something tells me no. There’s a lot of pressure to get things done right now. And more things to do than time or strength to do them. Every morning I wonder which things on...Continue reading      24 Comments » Read more

Pace Yourself: Guilt-free Pay-to-Play

It’s Roo’s birthday! Already! My goals include making a simple M&M cake with no complicated writing although I used to spend hours with a frosting bag even for Valentine’s cookies. Roo’s doing great with school subjects and Cub Scouts and playmates. He’s funny and smart, with a mind of his own. Other parents may know what...Continue reading      41 Comments » Read more

An Event Especially for Gathering Encouragement

You’re not alone If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, “You’re not alone” with this disease. So many of us share experiences. And yet, we hear frequently about the loneliness that Rheumatoid disease creates. Community is a tremendous remedy and it’s what brings many warriors here time after time. Hearing “you’re not...Continue reading      15 Comments » Read more

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