RA Guy: Season 5 (Starts Today!)

On April 24, 2009, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy–the blog–was launched with this post!

Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy Saves The World!

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!

6 Comments
6 comments
  1. Caroline says:

    Congratulations! My blog turns six this May. I had no idea when I started how long I would keep writing. Sometimes I go back to earlier parts and reread things just to remember what I was thinking about.

  2. Carla says:

    Happy anniversary! And thanks for the many years of insight and wisdom — and more than a few laughs. Hope you’re doing well and that Season 5 has many happy plot twists!

  3. Renea Kelley says:

    Just found your blog and your 60 seconds–loved it–now I need to share it with a few people. Been on my journey for a little while and stepped into a whole new arena in the last 3 months. I hope you will continue to inspire us–

  4. Ms. M says:

    I just started reading your blog in the past 6 months, and really enjoy it! Here’s to many more years (clinks glass with yours).

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