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When you’re diagnosed with RA you become a member of an exclusive club. While I’m not aware of any secret handshakes or initiation rites for the club, there is a real requirement to learn to speak the language and learn a whole new vocabulary list: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=18248
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Rheumatoid Arthritis altered the fabric of my existence, immutably demarcating my life into distinct periods: life before RA, and life with RA. I am grateful to the many caring professionals who help me deal with this uncertain, unpredictable, and pernicious disease: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=18149
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It’s a #SelfCareAware Soiree! We’re celebrating the importance of practicing self-care - come join us for two weeks of trying a new self-care activity each day and learn new ones from other community members! Check it out at: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=18290
Living with rheumatoid arthritis isn’t easy. However, self care activities can make a big difference in the day to day!
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I feel off-balance sometimes; the tiniest uneven spot on the sidewalk is a ripe place to lose my balance and fall...So is my klutziness a symptom of RA or a result of it? http://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=3766
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When you live with a chronic illness, it can be really hard to smother feelings of frustration and unfairness when your partner is sick with a temporary one...More from Mariah: http://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=6836
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The challenges of rheumatoid arthritis are endless. At times I feel like I'm living in a game of whack-a-mole; as soon as I get one symptom to subside another one inevitably pops up. This is a good way to build resilience, but not quality of life: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=17963
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Stories: "When I think about my RD, and how the minute I’m off my meds I freeze up like the tin man does when he doesn’t get oiled, or how when its cold my joints hurt even more, well like the tin man when he is out in the rain or humidity or cold he rusts up, locks up, and can’t move." https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/stories/tin-man-syndrome/
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Over the years I’ve had countless people, from dear friends to complete strangers, offer me heartfelt advice about how to treat my rheumatoid disease. We need a friendly, empathetic, caring person to hear and acknowledge us. We don’t need advice—unless we ask for it. https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=17918
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VIDEO: Kelly and her husband Richard discuss what it means to be a caregiver for someone living with rheumatoid arthritis. While the misconceptions may be many, they explain it is more about adapting to life with a certain condition and building a life as anyone normally would. https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=17762
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Rheumatoid Arthritis altered the fabric of my existence, immutably demarcating my life into distinct periods: life before RA, and life with RA. I am grateful to the many caring professionals who help me deal with this uncertain, unpredictable, and pernicious disease: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=18149
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As 2017 begins it seems like the perfect time to take stock of everything RA. I actually think this is a far more important process to undertake than any new year’s resolutions we attempt to make and to abide by.
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I can say with 100% certainty that right now, even as I sit here typing this article, my RA is NOT stable. What's a bit worrying is the fact that I'm getting dangerously close to running out of biologic drugs; I've been on six since 2003: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?p=17216
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