My Rheumatoid Arthritis Diary

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A rheumatoid arthritis patient describes her day to day life and struggles of coping with the illness in an online journal. I am 31 years old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The disease came on literally overnight 4 years ago when I was 27 years old. I was diagnosed with many different illnesses before it was labelled R.A. I am taking …

“It’s All In Your Head:” Living with Chronic Illness

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By Elvira G. Aletta, Ph.D. Somewhere I read that properly diagnosing a chronic illness can take from two to three years. Many of you wait even longer. In the meantime, while the doctors scratch their heads, we’re expected to be happy we’re alive. And that’s if they don’t write us off with “It’s psychological.” Read More:


RA Guy Adventures of RA Guy 5 Comments

Over the past year, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy has taught eight different college courses. The largest class had 32 students and the smallest class had 2 students. Each class had, on average, 7 students. Preparing each one of these courses required quite a bit of work. Not only did I have to come up with a completely new syllabus (I teach …


RA Guy Adventures of RA Guy 14 Comments

A little under two weeks ago, my hair once again started falling out. I still remember the exact moment when I noticed this current round of hair loss. I was in a private tutoring  class, and had just put some blank paper on the table in front of me, when there they were – strands of hair everywhere. My initial …

HealthiNation Presents “True Champions”

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Real people living with chronic conditions take control of their lives while empowering others New York, New York, October 18, 2010 – HealthiNation announced today the launch of its latest series, True Champions, now premiering online and on Video-On-Demand November 1. The latest addition to HealthiNation’s expanding library of education and lifestyle video programming debuts with a focus on rheumatoid …