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Putting Faith in Rheumatoid Arthritis Natural Remedies

What is acting in Faith? When my daughter was four, she lost her hearing. There was trauma, yes. There were doctors, yes. Then there were hearing aids. Yay! Do you know what else there were? There were naysayers. Some pressured me to have faith that she would be healed. Close friends abandoned us for turning to the medical...Continue reading      29 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

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support

Another kind of Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy Before every meal, we say grace. Most families do that.  However, there’s a difference at my house. No matter which of my children is praying, they add my Rheumatoid Arthritis. They pray like this: “Lord, please heal Momma.” They never forget. It’s not like a duty. No one reminds them to do...Continue reading      11 Comments » Read more

Being Blessed While Having Rheumatoid Arthritis

Twitter, RA, and Coincidental Blessings Having Rheumatoid Arthritis can lead to depression. We’ve talked about RA and depression before. However, most people with Rheumatoid Arthritis work so hard to stay optimistic that they tend to be quite cheerful. Every day, I am encouraged by the bright and hopeful RA'ers I met. Sometimes, I don’t even know they...Continue reading      22 Comments » Read more

Cricoarytenoid Arthritis in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 2

This post is part of an ongoing series on the so-called “complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis called RA Is Complicated: “Complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis Cricoarytenoid Arthritis is a secondary Rheumatoid Arthritis symptom Rheumatoid Arthritis attacked my vocal cords during that first year of this “flare” (now almost 4 years old). Out of the blue, my voice would disappear....Continue reading      37 Comments » Read more

What kind of Arthritis Did Christopher Columbus Have?

Historians find food poisoning causes Columbus' arthritis, not gout For years, history books reported that Christopher Columbus suffered from gout. That diagnosis was assigned to various types of arthritis during the Middle Ages, including Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was a catch-all term for recurring joint pain or any inflammatory arthritis. However, in recent years, evidence has revealed better...Continue reading      1 Comment » Read more

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