Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy (The Blog) Turns 3 Years Old Today!


Three years ago, I launched this blog with the following post:

Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy Saves The World!
April 24, 2009

Okay, so maybe I didn’t save the world – yet. But I did launch this blog, and on a Friday afternoon no less. Now I can kick back and relax over the weekend. I’ll go back to saving the world on Monday.

The idea to start my own blog has been simmering around in my head for a while, but upon hearing for the third time in a month “Why don’t you start your own blog?” I finally decided to give it a go. I put aside my self-paced iPhone application development training (and corresponding new MacBook Air – what a lovely thing) and jumped into the world of Adobe Illustrator (illustrations on the right) and WordPress (blog publishing software, for those who are not familiar).

I hope to have fun sharing adventures of my journey through chronic pain and debilitating inflammation. My rheumatoid arthritis has undergone a major progression during the past few months, and I need to turn my daily routine of putting on and taking off my wrist guards and ankle protectors into something fun. Hence, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy and his tungsten wrist guards and titanium ankle protectors.

And yes, I really do still have a full head of hair. Although two weeks ago I started taking Arava for my rheumatoid arthritis, and one of the most common side effects of this drug seems to be hair loss. Here’s hoping that I don’t become follically challenged. (Although I guess being able to comfortably lift a brush is more important than having a full head of hair – darn those wrists!)

So welcome to my world and welcome to my blog. Don’t be shy – I would love to hear from you.

Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!

It’s been a wonderful few years of blogging and of getting to know people around the world. I look forward to being able to continue to do so for many, many years to come!

If you’d like to help me celebrate, please consider making a contribution to the Show Us Your Hands! start-up fund. We’re 3/4 of the way to our goal, and only a few days remain! For more info, please visit http://showusyourhands.causevox.com/.

Not please sit back, and stay tuned…as we wait to see what fun and crazy adventures Season 4 brings our way!

Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!

9 Comments
9 comments
  1. Wren says:

    I remember the day I found your blog, Guy! It occurred to me that there might be bloggers with RA out there in the blogosphere, so I googled. And your blog came up first. I clicked and the rest is history. Your encouragement, good humor and honesty inspired me to start a blog about RA of my own in the hope of having an ongoing conversation with others who cope daily with RA and, if I could, offering the same warmth and empathy I found here. Thanks for that, Guy. And Happy Blogaversary!

  2. Marcia says:

    Well, maybe you haven’t saved the entire world but you sure have helped a lot of folks. We are grateful for you and your blog – Happy Anniversary!

  3. Libby Schou-Kristensen says:

    Congratulations and well done on an excellent worldwide ministry! Your blog was started on my 50th Birthday so it should be easy to remember your blogiversary every year. God bless, Libby from South Africa

  4. Tanya says:

    Congratulations RA Guy! Hope you continue to share RA info in the supportive and humorous way only you can do! I’ve been a faithful reader for a year now, wish I had found you sooner. Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading more superhero adventures!!

  5. Deb aka abcsofra says:

    Doing the super hero dance! You bet you are a super hero and I have no doubt you HAVE SAVED LIVES!!! And don’t you start blushing and all. It might just clash with that pretty blue cape of yours :-)

  6. Bryan says:

    Congratulations on your blogiversary. You are doing a great thing here. One day when I was down in the dumps and feeling like there was not anyone who understood my RA, I ran across your site. Thank you.

  7. Lulu says:

    A rheumatoid Arthritis blog! What? I cannot believe it- im 33 years old diagnosed 2 years ago- @ times i feel alone & misunderstanded- i am glad to find you

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