Chad-Fisher

Chad Fisher

RA Guy Real Profiles of RA

Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Chad Fisher Name? Chad Fisher Age? 40 Location? Edmonton, Alberta, Canada How long have you lived with RA? I was diagnosed with JRA at age 10; that was 30 years ago. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? It’s ok…actually it’s good to cry, but don’t …

Re-Framing Disability: Portraits From The Royal College Of Physicians

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This exhibition explores a group of rare portraits from the 17th to the 19th centuries, held by the Royal College of Physicians. The portraits depict disabled men and women of all ages and walks of life, many of whom earned a living exhibiting themselves to the public. Some individuals, such as conjoined ‘Siamese’ twins Chang and Eng Bunker (1811–74), are …

RA And Social Media: Finding #Rheum Mates

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by Lene Andersen, Community Leader for MyRACentral. “Social media is changing the experience of living with RA and other types of autoimmune diseases. In the past, we went through it alone, each finding our own way to go through life with a chronic illness. Now the Internet has enabled us to find resources with the click of a mouse button, …

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“You know you have RA if you’ve ever felt like calling it a day at 10:00 am.” —RA Guy Sometimes, the most limiting aspect of living with rheumatoid arthritis has nothing to do with pain, and everything to do with fatigue. I’m currently in one of these periods, and the only thing that I can do is rest, rest, and …

Head-Off Holiday Stress By Educating Loved-Ones About Your Health Limitations

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by Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers. “In the U.S., we’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. Soon, people around the world will turn their attention to the holiday season. Chronic health problems can take a toll on relationships any time of the year. Most people have to experience …