A Healing Relationship With Your Pain

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Last night as I was falling to sleep, I decided to listen to Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief. I’ve listened to this audio book many times over the past few years, and I will admit that the first few times, I was quite dumbfounded with many of the concepts that I heard being discussed (primarily, the one about …

Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy: Books On My Nightstand

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I look forward to writing more about the following books in upcoming blog posts! What RA/chronic pain/health and diet related books are you reading right now?   A Resilient Life: Learning to thrive, not just survive, with rheumatoid arthritis Kat Elton, OTR Too often, people faced with a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis hear words like, “disabling,” “progressive,” or “tragic.” …

The New York Times Sunday Review: Conversations Between Doctor And Patient

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The Letter To the Editor: The old days of medical paternalism are gone. Today we have shared decision-making, in which doctors describe treatment options and patients choose the one they prefer. It sounds simple, but it’s not. I learned this when I had to decide whether to have a feeding tube during cancer treatment. Doctors explained the tube’s benefits and …

theoldladyinmybones: A Living With Arthritis Blog

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“I am a writer living in Vancouver, British Columbia. I am a poet at heart, but also write fiction, creative non-fiction and prose. As well as working on smaller pieces, I am also working on a novel and collaborating on a screenplay. Writing is my passion, not my job. In my thirties, I was diagnosed with early Rheumatoid Arthritis. I …