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All day long, my mind remained calm while my body felt like it was on fire. It’s definitely being tested, though. Just when I felt like I had finally shed some of the unhelpful thoughts that I carried around for so many years, I find that they are once again beginning to reappear. “This is going to last a lifetime?” …

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Learning To Live Weak. Stiff. Hot. Pain. These are some of the words I’d use to describe my arthritis. If you had told me seven years ago that I would be diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis within a year, I think I would have looked at you like you were off your rocker. I was a child in my last year …

6:00 PM

RA Guy Adventures of RA Guy

Six o’clock in the evening: the sun sets, and the temperature plunges. I am once again reminded that I am living high in the Andes Mountains. It’s only the beginning of May. Technically, we’re not even officially into winter – but it sure feels like it! I mentally start my countdown…only twelve more hours until the sun comes out again. …

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Rheum For God I ended up in a rheumatologist’s office in 2009.  He told me I had rheumatoid arthritis at my first visit.  To this day, my blood work is fabulous.  But I don’t need blood work and x-rays and MRIs to tell me I have something attacking my body with the vengeance of a fire.  I am here because …

Little Sense Of Suffering Self

RA Guy Adventures of RA Guy

The day before last, temperatures dropped considerably and the sky clouded up, preventing the bright high-altitude sun from shining through. Yesterday, as I returned home midday from my morning class, I noticed that every part of my body was in pain. When I got home, I curled up in bed and took a nap. A long nap. When I came …