Sunday Break

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Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks! ***** Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! ***** I feel very fortunate that I have been able to visit the Louvre in Paris on multiple occasions. After doing the tourist guide thing the first couple of times, I have learned to focus in one theme in …

Piaf: No, I Regret Nothing

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“For me, singing is a way of escaping. It’s another world. I’m no longer on earth.” —Edith Piaf Edith Piaf (December 19, 1915 – October 10, 1963) is considered by many to be France’s greatest popular singer. She used her heartbreaking voice to sing ballads which communicated the many personal tragedies and difficult childhood memories from her life. Her most …

My Type Of Medicine

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“The whole is more than the sum of its parts.” -Aristotle The approach that Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy uses to treat his rheumatoid arthritis is very well-defined. I believe in a holistic approach that brings together knowledge from many different perspectives and fields of expertise. (Go Team RA!) One of the nice things about this method is that the goal of …

A Beginners Guide to RA: How to Be a Self Advocate

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“In communities of people who have chronic illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis, you often hear advice about becoming a good advocate for yourself — how it is an essential part of navigating the health care system and contributes to living well with chronic health issues. Self advocacy won’t cure your RA or reduce your pain levels, but it will help you …

Breaking Through The Pain

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A few days ago, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy canceled one of his regularly scheduled physical therapy sessions. (I had an appointment with my rheumatologist for the same date and time slot.) When my feet flared big time the night before, I figured it would be best to call my physical therapist early the following morning and see if I could be …