All Flared Up: An Unexpected Surprise

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And then I was extremely taken aback by all of this. Am I marginalizing this whole experience? Never- it’s had an impact on me so tremendous that I have yet to grasp it. But I found myself thinking lots of things I hadn’t ever thought about before. So this RA thing that has invaded my joints and my life….it isn’t …

Some Say Freefall, I Say Soar

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Sometimes, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy would swear that a little troll lives under his bed. This troll, having nothing better to do, jumps out a couple of hours before I wake up and whacks me with a sledgehammer. This morning, he decided to get my feet. There have been many times when rheumatoid arthritis has greatly affecting my hands, to the …

Sunday Break

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Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks! ***** Meet Alva, the second of our three dogs. Alva is a chihuahua/terrier mix that we rescued from Hopalong Animal Rescue in Northern California – she was one of a litter of five tiny puppies who had arrived at their shelter. The most nervous of the three dogs (must …

Doubt

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy has recently started having doubts about the change of medication (from Arava to Plaquenil) that his rheumatologist recommended last week. On one hand, this has nothing to do with anything that is going on in the present, but is instead related to a really bad period I had in the past while I was on Methotrexate. (My …

Arthritis New Zealand

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Our Annual Appeal starts at the end of September and we need your help! This year’s Annual Appeal will focus on the difficulties that many people with arthritis are faced with every day. To show some of the struggles they encounter, Arthritis New Zealand is launching a new television campaign that will include celebrities wearing orange gloves to replicate the …