Sunday Break

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Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks! ***** Modern vs. Ancient. The  photo on the left was taken while looking from the Jin Mao Tower observation deck into the atrium of the Shanghai Grand Hyatt. (The hotel is located on floors 53-87 of the world’s fifth tallest skyscraper.) The photo on the right shows a stretch …

Why Blog About Chronic Illness?

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Kali from Brilliant Mind Broken Body added the following comment to my post The New Normal, where she talks about the benefits of writing and reading chronic illness blogs. Thank you, Kali. I don’t think it could have been said any better. I think that in some ways, a blog is a better coping tool than a private journal. In …

Surveillance, Seeing, And The Truth

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Today’s post is dedicated to everyone who has supported me on my journey through life with rheumatoid arthritis. Near and far, you know who you are. Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy is convinced that we live in an Orwellian world of Big Brother. No, I am not talking about the fact that we are surrounded by surveillance cameras, both visible and hidden. …

R-H-E-U-M-A-T-O-I-D

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy spent last night watching the National Spelling Bee, and was blown away with the young kids who correctly spelled difficult word after difficult word. If I were competing, I don’t think I would have even come close to making it to the final round! (Unless, of course,  the “Wheel of Fortune” rule was one of the questions …

Debilitating Pain of RA

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I just received this comment on an older post, and think that it deserves more visibility – so, I am posting it here to my front page. Thank you, Janet.  Very well said. ***** In 2001 I was diagnosed with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrom(CRPS), and two years later I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA). Since then I have had many …