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The Juicy Joint for Rheumatoid Arthritis
My name is Jill Tague and at thirteen months old, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Pauciarticular Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA is a chronic disease. It does not go away and affects every single aspect of your life. I am about to turn twenty-one and for the first time in my entire life, I am coming to terms with this disease’s longevity. It is forever a part of me, as it plays a major role in your life and all that you do. May this online journal help you gain further understanding of this disease and greater peace within.
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My Journey Through Reactive Arthritis
I discovered that I had Reactive Arthritis when I was 19 years old and living in Brazil. It hit me as a result of food poisoning. I had no idea what was happening to me, I thought I had some sort of crazy tropical disease and I was freaked out. This Web site is my story about the journey through this realitively unknown disease and what I have done to deal with it’s symptoms and everything else it has thrown at me.
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The Adventures of a Snowball in Hell
I’m a middle-aged working wife and mother with rheumatoid arthritis. Wait! Am I middle-aged? At 48, I’m probably past the middle. I’d be surprised I make 96, so I guess I’m…OLD. Hmmm…let’s say post-middle-aged. Yes, that sounds slightly more dignified.
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A Day With Me & Arthritis
So what started as a pain in my finger suddenly started attacking me everywhere.
From my finger pain it went to swelling of hands, then pain in wrists, so bad i felt like i wanted to chop my hands off, i found i was constantly looking grumpy with my arms folded holding my hands tight under each armpit, why??? i don’t know just felt like it was doing some good, bizzare!!! I have learnt that there are a lot of bizzare things that happen with arthritis, i am sure these will be revealed along the way…
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My Search for Health
I decided to start a blog describing my journey from a completely healthy person to a chronically sick person trying to make it back to being a healthy person again. The journey has been long, but infinitely educational. It has strengthened me in ways that I never thought possible.
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