Rhuematoid Arthritis Guy’s Birthday Wish

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Dear Fellow Superheroes, April is an extra-special month. Not only do I turn 39 years old on April 18th, but my blog RheumatoidArthritisGuy.com also starts its “4th Season” less than a week later. (My first blog post was three years ago, on April 24, 2009!) I’m dreaming big about what I want my birthday gift to be this year. Here’s …

Mattel To Make ‘Bald Friend Of Barbie’

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Mattel, the maker of Barbie, will produce a bald fashion doll for children who have lost their hair because of illness or cancer, the company announced today. “These dolls, which will be a friend of Barbie, will be distributed exclusively to children’s hospitals and other hospitals treating children with cancer throughout the U.S. and Canada, directly reaching girls who are …

Kim

Kim

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Kim Name? Kim Age? 46 Location? West Hartford, Connecticut, United States – for now! How long have you lived with RA? Almost 4 years, my RA came on very suddenly, in May 2008, after an international move and a minor lower back injury. My health had been phenomenal until that point. What advice would …

Comfortably Numb

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When I was a child I had a fever My hands felt just like Two balloons Now I’ve got that feeling once again I can’t explain You would not understand This is not how I am I…Have become comfortably numb The other day I woke up during the middle of the night, and was surprised to find most of my …

New York Times: Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012

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“Adrienne Rich, a poet of towering reputation and towering rage, whose work — distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity — brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century, died on Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 82. The …