Blog Spotlight: RheumaBlog

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Hi. I’m Wren. “Rheuma” (ROY-ma) is the German word for rheumatoid arthritis. When I was diagnosed with the disease, I lived in Germany, so that’s what I got used to calling it. For me, it fits. This blog is about rheuma and how it affects those of us who live with it every day. I’d like this to be a …

Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy Unplugged

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Yesterday was an encore performance of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy Unplugged. No, I was not in a cozy little MTV studio, singing along as I played my acoustic guitar. (I was blessed with many talents, but music or voice talent are definitely not on that list!) I’ve come to realize that about once a month (sometimes more, sometimes less) I have …

A Figment Of Fitness

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My adventure through weight loss and newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis. I guess it is time to take stock of who I am.  I don’t do that nearly often enough. I am mommy to two (can they really be 18 and 15 already?  can DS really be going to graduate this year?). I am an Oracle database administrator (actually… also an …

RA|QA Rheumatoid Arthritis Questions & Answers

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Eric asks: Hello everyone! I was wondering if I am a rare case or are there others out there like me? I was diagnosed in July 2008 and have had so many medications and have gone through two of the self injections and have just had my third infusion of Orencia and nothing seems to be working for me! Are …

Sunday Break

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Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks! ***** Many of you have met them before, but these are my three sidekicks here around the house. Lily (left) is a 12 year old Cairn Terrier that I got during my last year of grad school. Alva (center) is a 7 year old Chihuahua/Terrier that I adopted from …