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Julie JuliaLast night Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy saw the comedy-drama movie Julie & Julia. This film is based on the writings of Julia Powell, an office worker in downtown Manhattan who decided to cook all 524 recipes from Julia Childs’ cookbook in one year – and blog about it.

(Interesting fact: the only “celebrity” death that has ever caused me to shed a tear was that of Julia Childs. I absolutely love the cooking show that she did with Jacques Pepin, and she is the one person who taught me to love butter and hate margarine.)

It got me wondering…if I decided to write a blog for an entire year, what would I write about?

I could try all of the rheumatoid arthritis medications that are currently on the market, and write about if they help me or not. I had to cross off that idea, though, when I realized that it generally takes at least 1/3 of a year to find out if a particular medication is working or not. Without even considering any combination treatments, that means that I would only be able to get through two or three medicines, max.

I could share all of the details about my regular physical therapy sessions…but that would probably put everyone to sleep. Speaking of sleep and physical therapy, I’ve recently become amazed at the deep sleep that I have started entering into during my recent sessions, even as I have different electrical currents passing through my body at any given time.

Yesterday I even got a session of “scanning” (I don’t know the actual medical term), but it’s combination electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy. It’s hard to describe the sensation, but if feels both good and bad at the same time. Even through this, I started to fall asleep.

I could write about the number of times I glance at my write wrist during the day, amazed that such a seemingly small joint can cause so much pain. It’s the one joint in my body that never seems to escape pain, no matter what.

But I’ve decided to keep things just they way they are. I will continue writing about my daily life with rheumatoid arthritis, both the ups and the downs. It’s worked for me so far, as I am coping much better with my RA now than I was a few months ago – before I started blogging.

Here’s hoping that the ups continue to outnumber the downs!

Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy