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On Becoming Visible RA Guy on May 1, 2009 Over the past few weeks the invisible nature of my rheumatoid arthritis has slowly been slipping away, little by little. Anyone with an eye to detail could see the wrist guards and ankle protectors peeking out from underneath my clothing. (Who am I kidding? Even if they did not have an …

When It Comes To Mobility, What Is Success?

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Yesterday, while most of my friends and family were sharing the details of the great bargains they found during Black Friday shopping, or preparing for the long journey back home by either plane, train, or automobile, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy was preparing to go to class. If you live outside of the United States, you will find that – to most …

Black Friday

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Today is Black Friday, the beginning of the traditional start to the Christmas shopping season. Most stores open at 4 or 5 a.m. (I’ve even heard of some stores opening at midnight!), as people stand in line in hopes of grabbing one of the advertised doorbuster specials. While my superhero powers might be many, standing in line in the middle …

Happy Thanksgiving!

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“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” -Erma Bombeck Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I just read up on the new balloons that will debut in today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Spiderman, The Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald, and Sailor Mickey. …

NRAS Christmas Concert

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National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Christmas Concert Date: 10th December Time: 7pm – 9pm Venue: St Giles Church, Fore Street, Cripplegate, London, EC2Y 8EJ Cost: £15 per ticket There will be carols and readings, local school choirs, The NRAS Trio singers, mulled wine and mince pies! Tickets are available from NRAS on 01628 501547 or by email to fundraising@rheumatoid.org.uk Holiday shopping …