A new list of wonderful blogs written by strong individuals living with rheumatoid arthritis.
Basically… I am… just trying to accept the hand I have been dealt but still live the life I want to live. This blog is a place for me to release the frustrations of living with Autoimmune disease and to celebrate the victories I experience. I refuse to live a mediocre life and that refusal leads to some fairly conflicting experiences, emotions and days in general. Read on if you like REAL. Read on if you love contradictions and highs and lows and everything in between. Read on if you have R.A and want to feel a little less alone in what can be an extremely miserable disease to deal with
Work In Progress, Again
Musing on my attempt to make every year the best year of my life, my ever expanding life list, my journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and some other stuff.
The RA Science Experiment
Like many people, rheumatoid disease does not run in my family. My diagnosis was one of those strange surprises, following on the heels of a great summer. I am still hoping for another great summer one day. Here’s the tale: In the summer of 2014, I was happily working in my flower garden restring some 20-year-old flower beds before a family vacation to Hawaii. During this garden clean-up, my right hand started hurting. A lot. I thought that I had injured my hand with all the digging and weeding and that our vacation time would clear that pain right up. Didn’t happen. Sound familiar? When I went in to see the doctor about my sore hand, he was skeptical about the injury and thought something else was going on. It was amazing to have my hand hurt so much that I could not sleep at night. A month or so after that doctor visit, my left hand started hurting as well. I assumed this was because I was using my left hand more to compensate for the sore right hand. Poor assumption. When I went back to the doc with this severe symmetrical hand pain, he sent me to the rheumatologist post haste. And another RA science experiment was born…
If you write a blog that you would like to be considered for inclusion in an upcoming blog list, please email me at rheumatoidarthritisguy[at]gmail[dot]com.