NYTimes Well Blog: Ankles Gain As Candidates For Joint Replacement

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The bodies of many older Americans are practically bionic: more than 770,000 hip and knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. Now another aging joint is fast becoming a candidate for replacement. This year, 4,400 patients are expected to undergo surgery to replace arthritic or injured ankles with artificial joints made of metal alloys and lightweight plastic, …

Blurred Vision

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Art on the wall of the St. Regis suite where I spent my honeymoon weekend a year and a half ago. No, the photo is not blurred – note that sharp edges of the canvas. Yesterday, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy experienced not one, but two, episodes of blurred vision – each lasting about half an hour. It started sort of like …

Patrick’s Cross-Country RUN for Arthritis

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Patrick McGlade is running Across the Country (CA to GA) to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. This run is taking place from January through April 2010. For more information, please visit: http://way.to/patricksrun4arthritis “I plan on running a marathon a day for approximately four months to raise awareness and $50,000 for the Arthritis Foundation. My ultimate cross-country run is over …

Remicade Dream: Open Letter To Myself On Prednisone

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Dear Prednisone Me, You will be starting a high taper soon in order to knock down the flare you’re currently experiencing, and I know that you usually have trouble thinking clearly when that happens.  Your energy will be running high, but you’ll also have a hard time focusing.  So here are some thoughts that I hope will help you: Read …

Well Wishes

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Please join me in sending well wishes to our friend, Rob Moore! Tomorrow – Monday – Rob will be undergoing a Rituxan infusion, which will require an overnight stay at the hospital due to a previous allergy. We wish you the best, Rob, and we hope that this Rituxan infusion will provide some much-needed relief for your rheumatoid arthritis. RA …