Out Of Joint, Pt. 2

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A little over a month ago Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy wrote about his diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, and the subsequent cycles of acceptance and denial. The one thing that tied together all of these episodes was Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis, a personal story of living with rheumatoid arthritis by Mary Felstiner. I have read this …

Fresh Off The Press

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Pens and Needles Helen just launched her RA blog earlier today. 25 years old with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Helen lives in Canada, works in media and likes to procrastinate. (Her words, not mine!) ArthriticJoints.com This blog has been live since the start of this year. It’s a wonderful resource for many different types of information related to …

Defining Remission

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Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy has recently been thinking a lot about the concept of remission. Many of us are familiar with the most common definition of remission. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, remission is “a …

The Case Of The Torn Business Card

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Encyclopedia Brown was happy that is was once again summertime. He walked over to the garage and hung up his sign: “Brown Detective Agency. 13 Rover Avenue. Leroy Brown, President. No case too small. $50 per day plus expenses.” (Oh man, talk about inflation! I remember when he used to charge just 25¢ per day!) Encyclopedia Brown powered up his …

Despite Lupus: How To Live Well With A Chronic Illness

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Despite Lupus: How To Live Well With A Chronic Illness by Sara Gorman “Sara [Gorman] has written a gem of a book for lupus patients struggling with a new, frightening and unpredictable illness. Her advice is also applicable to all of us: lead a healthier, happier life. Discover the inner self and what is really important to you. Change is …