New RA Blog: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

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I’m Matt, I live in Omaha, NE. I’m 33 years old. I’m married with 2 daughters. I love the women in my life, hockey, skiing, golf, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, softball, football, baseball and cooking. I have RA. And it sucks. I was finally diagnosed with RA at the tender age of 26, after spending nearly a year as …

Dear Me, Please Read This During My Next Flare!

RA Guy Adventures of RA Guy

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” -Malcolm Forbes During each flare, there comes a time when I know that I have once again made it through the worst. When I reach this moment, even though I still have quite a ways to go before I can fully declare such a flare to be over, I do notice that …

Christmas Gifts

RA Guy Adventures of RA Guy

Earlier this week, if anyone had asked me what I wanted for Christmas, all I would have said was one thing: less pain. And while we’re still more than 24 hours away from Christmas Eve celebrations, for the moment at least, it seems like my wish is coming true. True, I am still experiencing a considerable amount of pain, especially …

Stepping On Your Toes

RA Guy Adventures of RA Guy

“Even under the best of circumstances, life is challenging, and much of the time it is difficult. It is always uncertain, constantly changing, and mostly out of your control. Whether it is taking you on a wonderful ride or stepping on your toes, life will move you with the rhythm and in the direction of its own unfolding, irregardless of …

‘Tis The Season

RA Guy Adventures of RA Guy

I’ll let you in on a little secret…I just found *the perfect* excuse for any extra pounds I might put on during the holiday season. This afternoon, I started a prednisone push. It’ll be my first (and obviously my last) prednisone push of 2010. Seriously though, I’m not too concerned about gaining weight, since my eating habits really don’t change …