LivingRheum: Value In Stillness

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I sat with that thought for a while.  Maybe I needed to stop fighting the stillness and just for a while embrace it.

So I did.

Read More: http://www.livingrheum.com/2010/02/15/rheumatoid-arthritis-value-in-stillness/

A few months ago I too stopped fighting against the moments of physical stillness that were outside of my control, and started using them as moments to look inside of myself. I really appreciate how eloquently this step of acceptance was described in LivingRheum’s post.

25 Amazing Infographics and Studies Showing the Cost of Sickness

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It seems that no one can escape the topic of health care and its costs today, but do you really know the full impact of these costs? Over the past decade, many institutions and scholars have pulled together infographics and studies that show costs for various illnesses on specific populations, or on specific illnesses on a regional or worldwide scale. These studies can help readers understand the full financial impact created by economics and by various illnesses, including chronic diseases and food-borne illnesses.

Read More: http://nursesassistant.org/2010/25-amazing-infographics-and-studies-showing-the-cost-of-sickness/

More Chronic Pain/Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs!

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Pain, Pain, Go Away
I am a mom to 3 wonderful kids and 3 more wonderful stepkids. I am a part-time photographer and I am a tutor/substitute teacher part-time as well. I have recently been struggling with a mystery condition that has truly affected my life in very negative ways. I’m hoping that someone will help me find what’s causing my pain soon, so that I can continue my life as I’d like to live it.

Frozen Woman: Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in January 2010 after an explosive onset at the end of November 2009. In my work life, I’m the executive editor of STYLE AT HOME magazine, and I oversee the 
content of www.styleathome.com (a truly fabulous website about home decor, if I do say so myself!). I also co-write the Natural Chic blog at www.styleathome.com/naturalchic

Living It, Loving It: The Modern Mom

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Somewhere between my diagnosis and last Fall, I realized that I had to fight for myself and for my family. I had to face my diagnoses and live with them. RA had changed my life and along the way, I changed my lifestyle. My sense of humor, my determination, my faith in God, my strength, and my love my children has forced me to see that RA cannot stop me from living my life.

Read More: http://ohboy-boys.blogspot.com/2010/01/modern-mom.html