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Not a Real RA Patient

I always had a silly super-hero complex. I thought that I could do anything if I tried hard enough or stayed up late enough. Add to that endless optimism and a belief that God will always make everything turn out right. There’s this tendency to see life as a maze with many options. Never give up;...Continue reading      36 Comments » Read more

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse: Was the Moon Really Red?

What would a lunar eclipse on the solstice be without my beloved camera? I pulled my thickest Redskins blanket over my head and went to sleep on the sofa with all of the lights on. The lunar eclipse on the winter solstice was a once in a lifetime event I would surely not miss. When I...Continue reading      7 Comments » Read more

My Rheumatoid Arthritis Blog: 200th Post!

Rheumatoid Arthritis, blog, and birthday cake It’s my birthday as I write this blog – Sunday night. Since my Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis, I’m so grateful for every birthday. I am so glad for another precious year to enjoy my beautiful children. Time seems to pass quickly. In some ways, my whole reality is altered with RA. The...Continue reading      27 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

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

My RA Methotrexate / Enbrel Test: How Well Do Methotrexate & Enbrel Work on Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

My “dangerous” RA research? These last few weeks have provided me with an opportunity to measure the success of methotrexate and Enbrel at treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although I was an accidental guinea pig, I have been interested in to learn all I can from this test. How much worse would my Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms be without...Continue reading      49 Comments » Read more

Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Leave You Stuck in Orbit

Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis can get you stuck. We who live on the Space Coast follow the Space Shuttle like most towns follow their local high school football team. When there’s a launch, people run out into the yard, climb up on their roofs, and cheer like it’s July 4th. What are fireworks compared to a giant...Continue reading      18 Comments » Read more

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