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From November of last year, until around the beginning of this current month, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy has basically been in one big flare. The most challenging periods, those times when the extreme pain and stiffness could be measured in weeks and not in months, still stand out clearly in my mind: January, March, and July. While each and every day …

Alive In Wonderland: Kids Get Arthritis, Too

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Kids get arthritis, too. Did you know that? Neither did we until our 10-year-old daughter, Emily, was diagnosed two weeks ago with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA). The US has over 250,000 new cases of JRA every year, but when it’s your own kid, that number becomes personal. We were stunned. Who knew? Read More: http://blogs.ocfamily.com/2011/08/16/kids-get-arthritis-too/

Carla’s Corner: Description vs. Definition

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I think it’s a powerful thing that so many people use RA in the description of themselves, but do not see themselves as being defined by it. It’s never, “I am an RA sufferer who is also a mother/teacher/fireman/Indian chief.” It is always, “I am a mother/teacher/fireman/Indian Chief and I have RA.” Life comes first, RA comes second. Read More: …

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Jose Name? José AKA SKRDad AKA Uncle Hoe and Dad (the last two being the 2 favorite names I have ever been called) Age? 43 Location? Scottsdale, Arizona, United States How long have you lived with RA? 5 years and counting… Not that I am counting. Heh… What advice would you give to …