Tim

Tim

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Tim Name? Tim Age? 23 Location? Coventry, United Kingdom How long have you lived with RA? 16+ years. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? Never let it get you down, I always find my mood and pain are somehow inter-related, so stiff upper lip as it …

24/7/365: Yes, It Never Ends

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It used to be, when I looked at all of the challenges that I continually face day in and day out, that I would get depressed. After all, it’s hard enough to get through a rough period, whether it be emotional, physical, or a combination of the two; it’s even harder to have to do so on a daily basis. …

The Importance Of Having Confidence In Our Decisions

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Many readers know that, for almost the past year, I have been treating my rheumatoid arthritis without medications. Some people have interpreted this as me saying that I’m not doing anything for my RA, something which could not be further from the truth. During this past year, I attended physical therapy on a 2x or 3x weekly basis, I successfully …

The Press Association: Rheumatoid Arthritis Breakthrough

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A drug that “blindfolds” white blood cells could provide a new way of treating rheumatoid arthritis, new research has shown. The drug stops the destructive cells migrating to the joints, where they cause the typical damage associated with the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease in which elements of the immune system attack the body. White blood cells called …

In Praise Of Unsung Heroes

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Last evening while I was home alone, I had a moment of crisis. This was due partly to the pain, and partly due to the fact that I was by myself. And while I could have called my partner and asked for help, I didn’t. You see, he was taking care of his mother. She has been in the hospital …