Good Things About Having Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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The Patient Experience

My RA has been more in focus this week because of a comparatively minor flare that I have been dealing with since last Thursday. I have been letting the whole situation get to me on an emotional level and that rather irritates me. So- in an effort to take back my power over this disease- today I am celebrating the positive side of having RA.

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Chronically Positive by Julie Faulds

Chronically PositiveIf you are looking for ideas on how to improve your outlook or come to terms with your current difficulties, this book was written with you in mind. After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis- the debilitating autoimmune disease for which there is no cure- the author went through the “normal” stages of grief. After months of grieving for “what might have been”, she realized that it was up to her to choose how she would live with this diagnosis. When she decided to search for the good in her life rather than mourning the losses, she began blogging about her journey and soon found that there were many others out there who were also determined to live with rather than suffer from their situations. It is from that blog that the idea for this book was born. Whether you are dealing with chronic illness, divorce, loss of a loved one or any other of the myriad of life challenges, finding a way to see and focus on the blessings in your life can help you face the difficulties head on.

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An Attitude Of Gratitude

One woman’s journey to learn to live life from a place of gratitude while fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis.

I have made the change to a quieter life. Now I am working on living from a positive, gratitude filled place while I fight Rheumatiod Arthritis.

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