Exercise And Rheumatoid Arthritis

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After a more than two-month absence, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy returned to the gym last week. While I had not worked out in the “traditional” sense, I do consider many of the days that I experienced during this past flare as some of the most difficult workouts of all. When I say this, I am not being just metaphorical – I …

Making Lemonade: Happy Fifth Anniversary RA

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Well it’s been officially five years since I’ve been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Happy anniversary!! I think… Who would I be without RA? Well, most likely I would be working full time, hardly ever seeing my children. I certainly wouldn’t have been able to continue homeschooling the children after my husband left. I probably wouldn’t be living here either. Wow. …

Hand In Hand For RA

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People with RA no longer have to feel like they are “held back” by their disease. In fact, a new survey of people with RA showed that the exact opposite is true — they are looking for ways to do more. Hand in Hand for RA is a national awareness campaign that aspires to tap into the community’s “can do” …

My Warm Giraffe Heat Pack

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy really likes items that are not only functional, but that are whimsical as well. They need not always be humorous in nature. Just as long as they are designed with design in mind, I love them. (It must be the design student that still exists inside of me.) So this past year, when I was visiting one …

Rheumatoid Arthritis Shouldn’t Be A Barrier To Work

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“People with rheumatoid arthritis want and should have the right to work and contribute to society. Three quarters of people are of working-age when they are diagnosed with RA1. It is therefore vital that these individuals have access to the services they need to help them stay in work. We must also raise awareness amongst local employers in Sheffield about …