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 …

New RA Blog

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Misfits Mayhem Helly lives with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and just started blogging this past week. Be sure to take a look at this new RA blog, and don’t forget to send Helly some sunshine as she is currently two weeks post op from hip replacement surgery!

Patients For A Moment

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Welcome to the first ever Patients for a Moment – a roundup of blog posts for, by, or about patients. If this is your first time hearing about PFAM, let me explain that the goal is to build connections within the community of people who blog about illness, disease, and disability. This includes doctors, nurses, caregivers, even policy wonks – …

Gooooooooool!!!

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Rhuematoid Arthritis Guy loves sports championships. Granted, I don’t watch the NBA finals anymore. (I just don’t have the time to watch so many games…) But I did follow this recent series on twitter…does that count? And the truth is, for me baseball has never progressed much beyond a sunny afternoon outing to the ballpark – hotdogs, peanuts, and all. …