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Our RA Onset Stories Matter

8 New RA onset stories We’ve just added eight more stories to our RA onset story pages. Even with all of the stories and emails that I’ve read from people with RA, several hundred I’m sure, these new ones affected me. I laughed, cried, nodded knowingly, and was even surprised a few times by something new. Some...Continue reading      5 Comments » Read more

Patient Stories May Provide Real Help via Social Media

70 Patient stories on RA Warrior Today we add eight new stories to the RA onset story pages! Patients tell their own stories of how their Rheumatoid Arthritis developed and how they found a diagnosis. There are currently 70 Rheumatoid Arthritis patient stories on this site. There are 3 reasons I created these pages: I found other...Continue reading      7 Comments » Read more

Living with a Spouse with Chronic Illness, part 1

According to a study presented at EULAR in June, “Partners of patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are equally emotionally affected by the diagnosis and go through the same grieving process as the patients themselves.” Rheumatoid Arthritis can create devastating changes within a family. It can be difficult for a spouse to comprehend the...Continue reading      17 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease May Be the Scarlet RA

The Infamy of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) I’ve answered several questions lately about Rheumatoid Arthritis and secrecy. Is there something embarrassing about RA? Can we just talk about it with anybody? Lucille Ball was one of the most famous people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, when she died, I did not hear about her RA battle. It was not...Continue reading      82 Comments » Read more

Interview with a young woman living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 2

  Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis as a teen What is it like to have RA as a teenager? “Having RA and being a teenager is hard. It's like ‘only older people get this’ and I have it! LOL. But I'm still the Crazy, God-loving, fun Girl even if I do I have this. It's hard sometimes because people judge...Continue reading      8 Comments » Read more

Interview with a young woman living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 1

Cool things in common don’t include living with Rheumatoid Arthritis A couple of months ago, I met Pamela. She is a soft-spoken girl who loves God and the Jonas brothers. She adores her family. In spite of our generation gap, we have a lot in common. We both cut coupons, go to church, and love music,...Continue reading      22 Comments » Read more

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