More Inflammatory Arthritis Blogs

The Old Lady in my Bones
n my thirties, I was diagnosed with early Rheumatoid Arthritis. I developed this blog to share my experience living with this disease. I also want to create awareness that arthritis is not a disease just for the elderly. Young people are susceptible and can suffer just as much. It is a debilitating disease that destroys lives. It affects employment, personal relationships and can cause depression. Knowledge is power. The more you learn about your situation, you can live a fulfilling life despite your disease. Sometimes you must learn to let your old life die and create a new one, like a re-birth.
Read More: http://theoldladyinmybones.com/

Endless Trax
Ankylosing Spondylitis like all chronic conditions becomes your life, but this doesn’t mean you life has to become your condition. This blog is a way of not only spreading awareness of the condition, but as a way of showing the world (and myself) the lengths we go to to manage our condition, and how we can enjoy doing so in the process.
Read More: http://endlesstrax.com/

Farewell Stiletto
This blog details the quest to finding gorgeous, stylish shoes minus the platform, the 6-8 inches and the pain and inevitable injury that comes with every inch. For all young women who stylishly live with a debilitating, disabling, painful illness. Here’s to us! And our beautifully adorned feet;)
Read More: http://farewellstiletto.blogspot.com/

Struggling with Rheumatoid Arthritis
This blog is dedicated to a journey I have been on for nearly the past 10 years. Some of the journey has been good, other times not so good. But all along, I have learned a lot, met a lot of friends and even laughed a little. Here is the story of my Struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Read More: http://strugglingwithrheumatoidarthritis.blogspot.com/

Life with Arthritis
We all want to believe in a better future but trying to be positive about the future isn’t easy when the present is so hard. The feelings of hopelessness, sadness and loneliness are so strong it’s hard to believe I will overcome them. I want to believe things will get better but I can’t. Struggling through depression the last few years has been difficult enough, but now I’m suffering with an actual physical illness that I’m finding really hard to cope with. I wish I was strong enough to deal with the daily struggles I am faced with, but having been depressed for about eight years now I haven’t the emotional strength or the spirit I need to help myself.
Read More: http://aisla78.blogspot.ie/

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Autoimmune Portrait Project: RA Guy

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by Jodi McKee

“I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2008 and started this portrait project of people who have RA and other autoimmune diseases as a way to cope with my illness and spread awareness about invisible illnesses.  My hope for this project is to show the world that there are a lot of younger people out there who are dealing with complicated and often painful chronic illnesses.  Also, I think it is so important for the newly diagnosed to be able to see all of these beautiful, happy faces and know that they are not alone.”

More Info: http://www.jodimckee.com/portrait-project/2013/9/3/ra-guy.html

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Funny How It Hurts!

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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 day to day living with RA are an inspiration to all ages.

More Info: http://www.amazon.com/Funny-How-It-Hurts-ebook/dp/B00DXNGLOA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373896847&sr=8-1&keywords=funny+how+it+hurts

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New Book: Your Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain is the ultimate guide to living well with this chronic, at times debilitating, autoimmune disease.

Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis covers medication and treatment options, questions of opioids and addiction, down-to-earth tips to manage side effects, and techniques to control the pain that is often part and parcel of RA.

This is an informative, honest and often very funny book. It offers hope, comfort and help to empower both the newly diagnosed and those who have had the disease for years.

Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain is the essential companion to creating a good life with rheumatoid arthritis.

More Info: http://www.yourlifewithra.com/

About Lene

Lene Andersen is an award-winning writer living in Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in Denmark, Lene — pronounced Lena — has had rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old. This gives her over four decades of experience with the disease and everything that comes with it.
 

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