ABC’s Of RA: Preparing For A Flare

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“Having ra requires one to be on top of their game with planning. So often we are left wondering when, where, and how a flare will arise. We might never find definitive answers to the when, where, and how of a flare but rest assured if you have ra, you will get a flare. Often a flare can put us …

How To Be Sick: Discussion 3

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“Our life is always all right. There’s nothing wrong with it. Even if we have horrendous problems, it’s just our life.” -Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck As we begin reading the section of the book titled Accepting Pain, we are introduced to The Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths explain the nature of dukkha (often translated as ‘suffering’), its …

How To Be Sick: Discussion 2

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“You can argue with the way things are. You’ll lose, but only 100% of the time.” -Byron Katie As we finish reading the section of the book titled How Everything Changed, we learn about some of Toni’s secret coping mechanisms for making it through the her part-time workday, including–but not limited to–peeing in a thermos. We’re also treated to an …

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Cassie Lane

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Cassie Lane Name? Cassie Lane Age? 26 Location? Coventry, Connecticut, United States How long have you lived with RA? I was diagnosed quite recently, but I can only guess as I have had many symptoms for the past 4-5 months. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with …

Women’s Health Magazine: When Your Body Attacks

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When Venus Williams bowed out of the U.S. Open last fall due to Sjogren’s syndrome, you may have thought, What? But her problem is more common than many think. Sjogren’s belongs to a group of some 80 autoimmune diseases in which the immune system goes haywire and attacks healthy tissue and organs. Most such illnesses share a few traits: They …