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Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Versus Mild Rheumatoid Arthritis

Next week, the blog will be one year old. During this week, I’m sharing some personal thoughts. Comparing severe Rheumatoid Arthritis & mild Rheumatoid Arthritis I’ve experienced both sides of this comparison:  I’ve been told I have Rheumatoid Arthritis too mild to understand the struggles of others: “How else could you blog every day?” Other times, I...Continue reading      97 Comments » Read more

Courses of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Are there distinct courses of Rheumatoid Arthritis for RA patients? We talk so often of what we have in common. Let’s think about our differences for a moment. One of my very first blog posts was about the four courses of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It’s like a fact of life with RA: we are not all the...Continue reading      44 Comments » Read more

What Is it Like to Live with Rheumatoid Arthritis? Part 3: Communication Failure

I’ve failed. I’ve been writing about Rheumatoid Arthritis for a year and I have not been able to explain exactly what it is like to live with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Sometimes, I think that I need to say it louder or use bolder print or stronger adjectives. One problem is that I try to be nice....Continue reading      54 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis News: Actemra Approved

New medicine for unresponsive Rheumatoid Arthritis in the news Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Actemra (Tocilizumab) to treat severe RA in patients who did not respond to TNF blocking medicines like Enbrel and Humira and other disease modifying drugs DMARDs. Associated Press reports: Hal Barron, chief medical officer for Genentech, a division...Continue reading      42 Comments » Read more

The Problem with Rheumatoid Arthritis Information: Why is RA so hard to study and cure?

I guess YouTube is not the best place for RA information There sure are a lot of YouTube videos with RA cures. I watched several this weekend, getting distracted while doing research. Several thoughts competed in my mind: “No wonder  _________ (fill in the blank with whoever’s name) thinks I’m crazy for taking RA medicines if she’s...Continue reading      12 Comments » Read more

What is a Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare?

Rheumatoid Arthritis flare symptoms don’t play by the rules As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, my joints did not read any rheumatoid arthritis books before I got RA. I had no idea which joints were supposed to be my rheumatoid arthritis joints and which were supposed to be my “healthy” joints. I didn’t study for...Continue reading      181 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

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