RA: Ready For Action
With the help and support of friends and physicians, I am trying to look at the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis as an opportunity to learn and grow and not a condemnation to sit and decline.
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Inflamed: Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis
I’m from Minneapolis, MN and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in July 1997. The diagnosis was a shocking, devastating blow. The only person I knew who had RA was my grandmother who got it when she was in her 60s, I believe. Growing up I watched her struggle with great pain and become crippled by the disease. The day that I was diagnosed I remember going home from the doctor’s office and crying alone in my room thinking about my grandmother’s ugly twisted fingers and collapsed knuckles. Was that also my fate at age 18? I had been an active kid and teenager. I played basketball, fastpitch softball, tennis, and just really enjoyed being physical and running around outdoors. I also played the piano for nine years and loved to paint and draw and create art. I dreamed of traveling the world and doing so many things. Now with the daily debilitating pain of RA, I felt helpless and alone. How could I possibly live these dreams when I could barely take a shower or get dressed on my own? It didn’t seem fair.
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I Don’t Know…It’s A Mystery!
I’m a 20-something girl who grew up with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Now I’m married, we have two kitty children and I get myself into all sorts of shenanigans. This blog is about those shenanigans.
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A Steadfast Love
I am a 40 something mother of three college aged sons. I enjoy spending time with sons when their schedules permit. One of my favorite places to be is in the kitchen baking. The fragrant smells radiating from the kitchen are always comforting and welcoming. I am also a person who lives with an autoimmune disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is a debilitating and often painful disease with no cure. I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father who comforts me when no one else can. He gives me strength when I do not have any left. He surrounds me with His peace that passes all understanding.
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Hi, I’m Kelby! It’s nice to meet you and thank you for visiting my blog. I’ve been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis for 11 years now and have been on Remicade for 10. If I don’t get my Remicade every 4 weeks, I end up in excruciating amount of pain. Other than that I’m technically in ‘medical remission’.
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I have mixed connective tissue disease. For me this includes Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Polymyositis, and Raynaud’s. Just so my nervous system didn’t feel left out I also have peripheral neuropathy. Osteoporosis too. But stick around because this list tends to grow!
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About me… Well, I’m a stay-at-home mom of two children. My son is getting ready to start pre-school and my daughter is just beginning to toddle. I’m married to my high school sweetheart. He’s a little goofy sometimes, strong others, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! A little competitive by nature, I enjoy challenging myself and coming out on top. One of the biggest challenges I’ve been faced with is Rheumatoid Arthritis. These days, I do my best to not let it get in my way. I love to be on adventures and try to figure out mysteries. Tending to be a little more on the analytical side of things, I believe there always has to be a reason for everything or it doesn’t make sense. Somedays, I wish I could shut this part of me off. Then again, I don’t think I could be me without it!
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Lissa Rachelle Robillard
I am an Artist. I am a wife and mother. I am a self-seeker. I have RA but am not defined by it and I believe that anything worth doing,is worth doing with passion!
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Young Arthritis Network
No matter how many time’s I’ve seen my rheumy over the years I still leave disappointment and please don’t get me wrong my rheumy is fantastic he’s given me a new lease of life but I always leave feeling deflated. I ask myself why I fell like this? Is it because for many years I was told I would grow out of JA ?Do I expect too much?Or maybe I forget my rheumy is not god he doesn’t have all the answers or at least the one I’m looking for the big C – Cure . Am I alone in feeling like this ???
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The Raw Food Cowgirl
I am an artist/photographer, animal lover, horse breeder, organic gardener, wife, and mother. In 2007 I became a RAW FOODIST with the hope of curing my rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Within months I was able to quit all pharmaceuticals. My chronic pain was significantly reduced and I lost 70 pounds. This is my continuing story.
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