Turning Weakness Into Strength

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A little over a week ago, I not only found myself in the middle of a flare, but I also found myself quite surprised with the manner in which I reacted to this flare. Over the past couple of years, I’ve tried really hard to make each new flare a learning moment…an opportunity to put into practice many of the …

More Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs

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A Change of Plans With a chronic, incurable disease like Rheumatoid Arthritis, this is not the retirement I had planned. Sometimes I blog about RA. Sometimes I blog about the other 90% of my life – but RA is always there. Read More: http://www.rachangeofplans.blogspot.com/ noshingwithnatalie I am a middle school teacher that happens to have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  I was …

Dual Sport Life: It’s Just Arthritis

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My rheumatologist seemed truly shocked when on my last visit I told him that I hurt everyday. I’m not sure which one of us had the more confused look, him that I said I hurt everyday or me being shocked that he had not understood this before. Read More: http://midnightflier.blogspot.com/2011/08/its-just-arthritis.html

RA To English Translations

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Even though I’m a strong advocate of open an honest communication–especially when it comes to my rheumatoid arthritis–sometimes I’m struck by the huge distance between the words that come out of my mouth, and what I’m really thinking or feeling. And it’s not that I feel guilty about this…sometimes, giving non-specific answers just seems like the best and easiest thing …

New Medical Score Sparks Controversy, Questions

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Okay, when I first read this article I thought it was just someone’s idea of a bad joke…but it’s real! Within the next 12 months, whether you like it or not, about 10 million Americans are expected to be scored — much like a credit score — on how likely they are to fill a prescription and take all the …