Entries by RA Guy

The Columbian: Arthritis Not stopping 20-Year-Old Nursing Student

Camas woman, who has lived with disorder since a tot, shows early, consistent care crucial By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter Published: April 14, 2014, 6:00 AM Twenty-year-old Kelly Slauson doesn’t know life without rheumatoid arthritis. Diagnosed when she was just 18 months old, Slauson’s life as she knows it has always included medications, doctor’s […]

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Visual Journal: My Story

Over the past few months, I’ve grown increasingly frustrated. Using a keyboard and mouse has become quite a challenge on most days, due to the chronic pain and inflammation in my hands. I’ve always considered myself to be a designer and not a writer, though…so I recently took out some of my tools that I […]


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 […]

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 […]