Schedule Change

scheduleMy schedule is undergoing a major change today. Instead of teaching a morning class and a midday class, I will now be teaching a midday class and an afternoon class.

Normally this wouldn’t be big news…except for the fact that over the past couple  of weeks my worst flares have taken place smack dab in the middle of the afternoon.

A few months back, when I agreed to teach (at the time I signed up for one class – today I’m starting my third!), my concern was with my morning hours. For months, my toughest time of day had been at the start of the day – with my morning RA stiffness and all. Surprisingly enough, though, my rheumatoid arthritis seemed to understand was going on, and automatically rescheduled its worst moments to later in the day. I worked with it, and it worked with me.

Yesterday, I was expecting another major episode during the afternoon. It didn’t happen. It did, however, come later in the evening. I actually smiled a little when I realized that it had broken its “usual” schedule. I’m hoping that my rheumatoid arthritis is once taking in these cues, and will start rescheduling some of my worst flares for some time other than the middle of the afternoon.

I’ll continue to work with it, and I’m sure that it will continue to work with me.

Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!

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  1. Michael says:

    RA Guy – I was wondering if you have a minute at some point, if you wouldn’t mind writing back to tell me what you think about my situation. I am also “RA Guy” or a guy with RA, and on top of that, I’m an inspiring teacher (math, either high school or community college maybe). Was curious what you teach exactly, and what are some things you may be able to tell me about what to do or what not to do? Any comments are welcome!

    Thank you

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