Vanessa V

Vanessa V

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Vanessa V Name? Vanessa V Age? 32 Location? Toronto, Ontario, Canada How long have you lived with RA? 5 years, but first flare up was limited to just my knees. Took a year to diagnose them, and after 2 years on hydroxychloroquine, I was declared in remission, and stopped taking the meds. UNTIL …

To Walk Or Not To Walk? Humanizing Medicare Cuts

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by Daniel P. Malito Most of the congressmen, pundits, and organizations out there who are championing cuts in Medicare have no visceral ties to the program and thus will not be greatly affected by any of the changes that have been made, much less any of the new cuts that are being proposed on a daily basis. To combat this, …

A Fierce Sunshine: Don’t Ask This Question

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My cane is copper, metallic, sturdy, with a neatly squared-off handle. Only modern compared to grandma’s wooden relic  for her osteoarthritis. My sister and I spent many afternoons with her cane, pretending to knock Great Uncle Hiram in the knees. Grandma hooted. In my 7-year-old world, she was tied to the cane. It was part of her. Grandma, the cane, …

Guía De 60 Segundos Para Artritis Reumatoide

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy’s “60-Second Guide To Rheumatoid Arthritis” is now available in Spanish, for the convenience of all Spanish-speaking superheroes! I’d love to have this guide available in multiple languages so that it is accessible to more people who live in non-English speaking countries. If you’re interested in helping translate this guide to another language, please do let me know! …