Category: pain

Gardening with RA

Do you love the idea of a garden but cringe when you think of the body ache inducing work it takes to create and maintain one?  If you could enjoy the fruits of your labors without the pain of the labor, would you?  Gardening,… Continue Reading “Gardening with RA”

Chronic Illness Struggles- Is It My Disease Or Do I Need To Seek Treatment?

If you spend much time interacting with the autoimmune and chronic illness community, you may have noticed one of the most frequent types of questions asked is “Is this normal or do I need to call my doctor?” The well-meaning response of the other… Continue Reading “Chronic Illness Struggles- Is It My Disease Or Do I Need To Seek Treatment?”

Best Gifts for Rheumatoid Arthritis 2020 Edition

This post contains affiliate links. If you use them, I may get a commission. Thank you! If you have a loved one with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), you have probably noticed that it comes with its own set of challenges. Aching joints, exhaustion, and physical… Continue Reading “Best Gifts for Rheumatoid Arthritis 2020 Edition”

My Marijuana fueled life

There has been a lot of talk over the years about the negative effects of marijuana (cannabis) use. Chief among these, always, is laziness. Cannabis use is often associated with a lack of motivation, unemployment , and general slothery. While it may be true… Continue Reading “My Marijuana fueled life”

Battling For Care

One  of the hardest things about life with chronic conditions is it feels like I am constantly battling medical professionals to get the outcome I want.  I know some of those battles are a result of nothing more than my stubborn belief that nature… Continue Reading “Battling For Care”

Living Your Best Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Life with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is certainly no walk in the park. A disease marked by chronic pain, fatigue, and damage that leads to loss of mobility, the symptoms alone can be a lot to handle day to day. Being mindful of your physical… Continue Reading “Living Your Best Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis”

don’t let chronic pain destroy your relationships

We’ve all been there, you don’t feel very well, someone says something that irritates you, and you snap their head off. Not your best moment, but as we’ve all been there, generally forgivable, every now and then. But what happens when pain and exhaustion,… Continue Reading “don’t let chronic pain destroy your relationships”

Advocating for health

Are you an advocate for health?  If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition, or you are suffering from an undiagnosed mystery illness, you are going to need to be.  The fact is, no one cares about how badly you are doing or… Continue Reading “Advocating for health”

How chronic illness changed my parenting style

“Do you need a glass of water Mom?”  The question, from my youngest son is no surprise, he’s a very kind little man.  His response to my answer of no, however, does take me a bit by surprise.  “You never need me to get… Continue Reading “How chronic illness changed my parenting style”

11 Tips for Treating Arthritis Hand Pain

Swollen joints, stiff fingers, a dull throbbing ache, if this describes your hands you are one of the millions of Americans living with arthritic hand pain. You are not alone, according to Reuters an estimated 40% of people will experience arthritis in their hands… Continue Reading “11 Tips for Treating Arthritis Hand Pain”

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