Entries by RA Guy

Freefall

As much as I would like to think that I am prepared for every downturn that living with rheumatoid arthritis might have in store for me, the truth is: I’m not. And even though I knew that the winter conditions of the last two days were having a profound effect on my decreased mobility and […]

Show Us Your Hands! Annual Report: Empowerment and Pride

To celebrate the first anniversary of Show Us Your Hands! as a non-profit, the Board of Directors is writing a series of blog posts about the past year. Each of us writes about a different topic, relevant to us as individuals, to the organization and to the community. We welcome your comments and hope you’ll […]

Sky High

When I saw this movie (The Intouchables paragliding scene) in February of this year, I was experiencing daily extended episodes of complete body paralysis. I told myself that if I ever regained my mobility, that I would go out and paraglide too. Well, I did it! Today I went soaring above the Andes!   Thanks […]

Name My Cane!

  Thanks to the hundreds of people who suggested a name for my cane. (You can see all of the wonderful ideas here and here.) I have created a short list of my favorites, and would like you–my friends and supporters–to make the final decision! Update: The winning name is Eileen-as in I lean! Thanks to […]