Entries by RA Guy

Listening To My Body

The joy that comes from waking up each morning not only rested, but with a body that is a tad bit stronger than just the night before, is completely indescribable. (This is a nice counterbalance to another thought that I carried around for the past few years, which is that there is no way to […]

Funny How It Hurts!

Funny How It Hurts! A humorous guide to living with Rheumatoid Arthritis by Donna Barton Funny How It Hurts is a humorous collection of poems to create awareness for Rheumatoid Arthritis. With powerful and inspiring words, humor and whimsical drawings, this book resonates with anyone who deals with chronic pain. The author’s humorous renditions of […]

What Am I Doing?

I am taking short breaks every fifteen minutes, and longer breaks every hour. I am drastically reducing my sugar intake. I am doing yoga three times a week. I am no longer taking Prednisone. I am walking 20-30+ kilometers a week. I am walking up hills. I am walking down hills. I am cutting back […]

The Tale Of A Superhero In New York City

The Prednisone withdrawal that I’ve been dealing with over the past few months has been one of the hardest and most frightening things I’ve ever had to deal with. (Who would have know that ‘non addictive’ does *not* mean that you still can’t experience extreme withdrawal symptoms?) And while I’m not yet at the finish […]

HealthCentral: Exercise For All Levels Of RA

Rheumatoid arthritis also known as RA affects every individual differently. When living with RA a person should try to remain physically active. These are some exercise options for whatever level of RA you might be experiencing. More info: www.healthcentral.com/videos/cf/rheumatoid-arthritis/exercises-for-all-levels-of-ra/