Category: rheumatoid arthritis

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- What Will They Think of Me?

Have you ever worried that you don’t measure up?  Do you feel like your ability to do all of the things falls far short of the expectations of your friends, family, boss, or society in general?  You are not alone.  Especially within the chronic… Continue Reading “Chronic Illness Struggles- What Will They Think of Me?”

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”

Your Health Journey- Setting Goals for Growth

Getting that promotion, hitting you target weight, climbing that mountain, shaving a minute off your run time, we all have goals.  It seems a natural human condition, the setting of benchmarks.  Benchmarks that drive us to achieve more, do better, try harder. We look… Continue Reading “Your Health Journey- Setting Goals for Growth”

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”

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