The Best Of RA Guy

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These are the top five posts on RheumatoidArthritisGuy.com, according to number of page hits. 1. 60-Second Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis 2. 10 Things I’ve Learned From Living With Chronic Illness 3. You Know You Have RA When… 4. Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis 5. Superhero Wall of Fame These are five of my favorite posts from the past year, according …

Lessons Learned From My Recent Surgery

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Two weeks ago today, I was told that I needed surgery in order to correct my paraumbilical hernia. (Although most male hernias are corrected through an incision in the groin, mine was going to require a cut right above the belly button, through the abdominal muscles.) Knowing that this was my only option, I decided that instead of having thoughts …

I Don’t Want To!

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Over the past week and a half (don’t forget, I’ve only been home two weeks since spending three months in the U.S.), I’ve received more than my fair share of unsettling news. (Or, as I like to put it, I became a triple crown winner in the trifecta of chronic illness!) First, I received new that the first appeal for …

World Suicide Prevention Day 2012

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“Light a candle near a window”, is the call made by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, in collaboration with WHO, on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day 2012. It is intended as a message of hope and understanding for those who attempt to end their lives due to feelings of despair and lack of hope. The theme of …