Category: rheumatoid arthritis

Immune Compromised In a COVID Focused World- What We Want You To Know

I’m not sure the world has ever been more aware of the existence of Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Yet, still, that awareness for most is not understanding, far from.  Some may know it is an autoimmune disease, or that one of the medications debated about for… Continue Reading “Immune Compromised In a COVID Focused World- What We Want You To Know”

Do You Know How To Ask For Help?

Do you know how to ask for help?  You are probably thinking that Is a stupid question, of course, I know how to ask for help, but do you really?  Do you know how to ask for help, or do you carry much more… Continue Reading “Do You Know How To Ask For Help?”

Book Review- Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked: 10 Dangers of Rheumatoid Disease by Kelly O’Neill Young

Kelly’s story is all too familiar to many RA patients, years of mysterious symptoms that come and go at random, doctors dismissing symptoms, some even insisting she was “perfectly healthy”. It’s a tale I’ve heard again and again in the forums from RA patients… Continue Reading “Book Review- Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked: 10 Dangers of Rheumatoid Disease by Kelly O’Neill Young”

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”

Being Understood

“I won’t be getting much done today or tomorrow, I might do a little laundry tomorrow but probably not much more,” I say to my husband as we talk about the plan for the week and the household needs.  “Oh, right, you have infusion… Continue Reading “Being Understood”

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”

Celebrating Mobility- One Year with Frank the Tank

Have you ever made a decision that change your entire life?  Approaching middle age at an alarming rate, its safe to say I’ve made a few of those, for better and worse, in my lifetime.  Few have been so life altering as the decision… Continue Reading “Celebrating Mobility- One Year with Frank the Tank”

Weathering Storms

While I try to begin each day with hope that the trajectory of 2020 will turn itself around, it seems like this might be a year loaded with trials and stress. If you suffer from a condition that is aggravated by stress, this is… Continue Reading “Weathering Storms”

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”

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