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Planning Pregnancy with Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease

How Rheumatoid Disease affects pregnancy planning Pregnancy planning is a common challenge for people diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Concerns include infertility, disease activity, pain control, and possible disability, which can interfere with caring for a child. Valuable resources include clinical studies and other publications, and the practical stories of other patients. While there is no clear...Continue reading      39 Comments » Read more

Mondini Syndrome Is Just Deafness Like RA Is Just Arthritis. Not.

I was home for 3 hours today in between doctor appointments for my Tiger and I spent that time reading up on his diagnoses. As I drove him to 3 doctors in 2 days, thoughts swirled around and I decided to share some of it with you. This is not about RA, but there are...Continue reading      21 Comments » Read more

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tips for Parents

At a friend’s baby shower, I was asked to write my most personal parenting advice in two sentences. First, I said, “There will be so many times that you will have to say no; so never say no without a reason.” Second, “Try to give the child what he needs, whether or not that’s always...Continue reading      25 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pregnancy

I’ve received many letters and requests for a post about Rheumatoid Arthritis and pregnancy. Here it is - our long-awaited first post on RA and pregnancy.  I look forward to hearing many of your experiences which will be helpful to others as they look for answers in the months to come. The decisions of Rheumatoid...Continue reading      71 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Football Season

From my side of the field: the game with Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms Football fans measure time by season: the regular season, the pre-season, and the post season. We hate to acknowledge that there is a fourth season to every year: the off season. That’s the season without football. This fall is no typical football season. This year, my...Continue reading      15 Comments » Read more

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